Caption.Assistant Minister for Health Veena Bhatnagar with Nadi Hospital Staff .Photo:Waisea Nasokia (Fiji sun).
By SALOTE QALUBAU
The Honourable Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services, Mrs Veena Bhatnagar made a personal donation to the Nadi Hospital on Thursday, December 15.
According to Ms Bhatnagar, the idea of donation came up after her visit to the hospital earlier this month.
“When I spoke to the hospital sister-in-charge, she told me there were 77 beds so I thought I’d get them 77 buckets,77plates, 80 spoons and 77 cups.
“I take this as an opportunity to serve the people who need us to do something for them. It’s just a small gesture and gives me alot of satisfaction and pleasure to be serving my people,” said Ms Bhatnagar.
Assistant Minister said she will be holding further discussions in Tavua, Ba and Rakiraki in the coming weeks and has placed hand sanitisers in both the Nadi and Lautoka hospital conveniences as well as supplying the Sigatoka hospital with linen.
“The lights in the reception area will be changed by the board of visitors in the Nadi out-patients department and the senior citizens as well as the physically disabled will be given special assistance.
“I had a good talk with the staff of Nadi hospital yesterday (Wednesday, January 14) and they have agreed that they will look into their departments, train the nurses and improve their approach towards the patients.”
She concluded by acknowledging the immense support provided by the Acting Divisional Medical officer Doctor Susana Nakalevu in terms of assisting the Ministry of Health by highlighting key areas that needed to be addressed in the western division’s health sector.