Ministry of Health permanent secretary, Dr ?Eloni Tora?has assured?the public that patient safety?is paramount at all hospitals?and the Ministry is fully committed to the health and well-being of those entrusted to its care.

The?Ministry?of Health confirmed the suspension of two?doctors?from Lautoka Hospital ?following?preliminary investigations into suggestions?of negligence.

The suspensions are a result of a ?death of a patient following surgery at the?Lautoka hospital.

Dr Tora has expressed his sincere condolence to the family of the deceased and has assured them that further investigations will be carried out.

?We hope to conclude the investigation within the next two weeks,? Dr Tora said.