Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong says there are about 100 or so patients at the Lautoka Hospital and they have enough staff to look after those patients.
The Lautoka Hospital is now a tightly contained COVID care facility, with more than 400 patients, doctors, nurses, and other staff effectively quarantined within the hospital until the Health Ministry can determine who else may or may not have had contact with the 53-year old patient who had tested for COVID-19.
Doctor Fong says the COVID-19 Ward at the Lautoka Hospital still remains active and the staff working in that ward will stay there.
He adds the rest of the staff will do shift work to care for the rest of the patients.
He says they also want to expand to an area that they have opened up to take in anymore people in the Lautoka Hospital that get COVID-19.
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