Health facilities repair works in ‘full steam’

Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete. Picture: FT FILE/SUPPLIED

HEALTH Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete says work on the repair of health facilities in the Western Division affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016 was in full steam.

He said more than 80 per cent of the work had been carried out.

“With Winston, our facilities in the west, especially around Ra took a hit, we probably completed all the repairs and renovation post-Winston in Ra and I am actually very happy with work that is done by Government,” he said.

“We are going through our normal process in terms of maintenance and that is budgeted for in the budget, so we are making sure that we don’t fall behind and that we are encouraging our officers.

“We are three years post-Winston, and all those facilities affected by Winston have been repaired, now just the small things we are left with.”

He said the extension done to the Rakiraki Hospital had also been completed.

“There was an extension done in the Rakiraki Hospital and it is doing quite good because the extension has finished.”

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