CAPTION: Prime Minister Bainimarama during the opening of the new nursing centre. Photo: MINFO.
Government’s investment of a $325,000 duplex nursing quarters will now provide adequate housing for nurses and improve the provision of health services to Fijians in the province of Serua.
These were the words of the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama while opening the new Korovisilou staffing quarters today.
“The Korovisilou Nursing Station was last upgraded in 1965 to cater for the increase in population after the new highway was built through this area”, PM Bainimarama said.
“Since then, this station has made crucial health services available locally.”
The head of government said that since 1965, the needs of the 3 nurses who worked in Korovisilou had changed including the needs of the community members who were treated there.
“There were no staff quarters to house the nurses. This was not only an inconvenience for them, but it was also a real problem during emergencies when there was no one here and urgent care was required,” PM Bainimarama said.
PM Bainimarama also added that government plans to continue upgrading the Korovisilou health centre to meet the needs of the growing population there.
Korovisilou health centre staff nurse, Bulou Waqanidrola said that she was extremely pleased with the opening of the nursing quarters today.
“I am happy that finally there is a nursing quarters to accommodate nurses that will be stationed here as nurses here previously lived in a one room staffing quarters,” Waqanidrola said.
The new duplex nurses quarters features a 3 bedroom accommodation with built in facilities.
Korovisilou health centre caters for nine villages and 17 settlements.