Plans to build new Tertiary Hospital in Nasinu through India’s assistance

Plans to build new Tertiary Hospital in Nasinu through India’s assistance

By Marika Rasekaseka
Wednesday 14/02/2024
Minister for Health Dr Atonio Lalabalavu [Image: File]

Our long-term plan is to build a new tertiary hospital in Nasinu with 1,000 plus beds because the issue here is not about the shortage of beds, but rather a shortage of space.

Minister for Health Dr Atonio Lalabalavu highlighted this in response to questions raised by fijivillage News regarding the chronic issues raised by the General and Chief Pediatric Surgeon of the CWM Hospital, Dr Josese Turagava earlier this month.

The Minister says to address limited space is creating new space or a bigger space and while expansion of the current CWM Hospital is a challenge, he believes a new hospital will solve this chronic issue.

He adds the Government is committed to addressing these issues as most are chronic issues and is doing its best to resolve them.

The Minister says through this, they are also addressing the bed blocks, shortage of nurses, shortage of doctors, ageing and dilapidated infrastructure, lack of theatre space and more.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Health says the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources and the iTaukei Affairs Ministry are still discussing the proposed plan for the 100-bed Super Speciality Hospital that is planned to be built in Nasinu.

These Ministries are collaborating with the Indian Government to finalise this project.

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