Members of the Public are being asked to avoid the Colonial War Memorial Hospital, the Lami Health Centre and the Raiwaqa Health Centre because of the damage to the water supply caused by the recent heavy rains.
While certain cases are still being accepted at the CWM, the Hospital’s clinics such as dental, eye, oncology and gynaecology have been temporarily closed. The Health Ministry is asking members of the public who need to access these services to visit health centres which still have an adequate water supply instead. Those centres still operating include Valelevu, Nasinu, Makoi, Wainibokasi, Nausori and Navua.
Services that remain open at CWM include the Accident and Emergency Unit, Intensive Care Units, Operating Theatres, the Labour Ward and the Children’s Ward. Anti natal clinics will be partially open and expectant mothers due to deliver this month and in January are advised that the maternity wards will remain open for normal services.
The Minister of Health and Medical Services, Jone Usamate, said the Ministry of Health is closely monitoring the situation and is working with the Water Authority of Fiji to ensure that members of the public continue to have access to health services.