Newly extended Nadi mortuary to shelter more of the deceased

Caption: Nadi Hospital Board of Visitors Secretary Israr Khan, SDMO Nadi Dr Eliki Nanovu, Nadi Special Administrator Aisea Tuidraki and Nadi Divisional Officer Peni Koro at the opening of the newly extension mortuary in Nadi hospital. Photo: JOSEPHINE NAVULA.

By JOSEPHINE NAVULA

Nadi hospital has created another milestone achievement after their newly extended mortuary was being opened, yesterday.

The mortuary now has ten new beds compared to before where it only had seven.

SDMO Nadi Dr Eliki Nanovu said the opening of the new mortuary has brought about a lot of beneficial to the patients and also the hospital as a whole.

?It is beneficial to Nadi?s 88,000 populations because of the so many deaths that we witness in a week, before we have to take patients right to Lautoka and now the new mortuary will be used,? he said.

Nanovu said before the mortuary was always full house and it gives them no option but to take the deceased right up to Lautoka hospital.

Chief Guest at the ceremony and Special Administrator, Aisea Tuidraki said they have been looking forward to this new mortuary, as it is something the past governments have always been discussing on.

?The mortuary project was something we have been looking forward to, has been in discussion for the past governments. The needs of wanting to get extra beds, we always have been trying each year to work on this issue, because it has been an issue where our staffs here and management are trying to address the increase in mortality where there have been a lot of bodies taken into the mortuary and then it has limited beds,? he said.

Tuidraki said the reason being of raising the issue because Nadi is becoming more populated.

The government funded mortuary that was being under construction for two months, is now open to the? public.