Medical personnel from Australia and NZ to arrive tonight
Australia has so far provided 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca to Fiji

Medical personnel from Australia and NZ to arrive tonight

Australia has so far provided 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca to Fiji

By Naveel Krishant
Monday 21/06/2021
Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes and Health Minister Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete.

The medical assistance team comprising of personnel from Australia and New Zealand will arrive into Fiji tonight.

Health Minister Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete says some of the people coming are familiar as they came with AUSMAT in 2016 in response to Tropical Cyclone Winston.

He says they also played a key role in the genesis of FEMAT.


Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes says he wants to make it clear that they are here to support their Fijian counter part and will be working in an advisory capacity.

The Permanent Secretary for Health Doctor James Fong has confirmed the members of the deployment are all fully-vaccinated so they have amended the quarantine requirements to ten days to allow them to deploy quickly upon arrival to Fiji.

Dr Fong says the main priority of the Australian Medical Assistance Team coming in will be on creating additional medical spaces that can offer non-COVID care to patients and strengthen their infection control protocols.

Meanwhile, Australia has so far provided Fiji with 250,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

They have pledged to provide Fiji with 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.


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