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FEMAT support team covers 152 communities in Rakiraki

FEMAT support team covers 152 communities in Rakiraki

By Naveel Krishant
Saturday 12/03/2022
Minister for Health Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete led the FEMAT team into the highlands of Ra this morning rounding up operations for the leptospirosis, typhoid, dengue and diarrhea (LTDD) campaign. [Photo: Ministry of Health & Medical Services - Fiji]

The Ministry of Health’s FEMAT support team was able to cover 152 communities in Rakiraki during their 2 weeks outreach program.

Permanent Secretary of Health Dr James Fong says the teams have been able to see a total of 1,530 patients of which 132 were suspected of leptospirosis, 10 were suspected of typhoid and 11 cases were retrieved.

He says of the cases retrieved, 2 were confirmed for typhoid, and 4 were confirmed for leptospirosis.

Dr Fong further says substantial reductions in admissions, severe cases needing transfer to Lautoka Hospital, and LTDD deaths from the Ra Medical Area is a well-documented impact of the FEMAT supported outreach program in Rakiraki.

He adds the typhoid fever situation in Rakiraki has also been largely contained with 7 cases from one area of which there were 3 deaths.

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