The Fiji Corrections Service will now be able to provide better medical services to inmates after 17 personnel graduated with certificates following an intensive 8-week advanced Medical Orderly Course in Naboro.
The course was aimed at raising the knowledge and skills of Corrections personnel who are currently holding appointments as Medical Orderlies and Caregivers in their 15 centres.
Commissioner of Corrections Commander Francis Kean says this was a momentous achievement for the training team and for the Fiji Corrections Service as a disciplined organisation.
Commander Kean has also thanked the Ministry of Health for allowing the students to undertake four weeks of practical attachment in the various hospitals and health centres.
He says they have had an influx of elderly citizens with various medical conditions and it is their responsibility to ensure that they possess the necessary capability to deliver professional medical services.
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