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.