Fijian Parliament: Ratu Antonio clarifies NCD comments by Pillay

Opposition MP Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu contributing to the 2019-2020 National Budget debates. Picture: SUPPLIED/FIJIAN PARLIAMENT

THE Government Member of Parliament Viam Pillay should understand that Non-Communicable Diseases are lifestyle and genetic diseases.

Opposition MP Ratu Antonio Lalabalavu made this comment in Parliament today while clarifying comments made by Pillay on the increase in NCDs in Fiji.

“Honourable MP Viam Pillay should understand that NCDs are caused by lifestyles and genetics, this has been scientifically proven. Its not caused by coups,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Pillay  in his response to the national budget said NCDs was caused by the 1987 coup.

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