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Sayed-Khaiyum says CFL and Fiji Times did not do any stories in the same way when the heart surgeries started and did not cover road projects
CFL provided full coverage of the stories on-air and online

Sayed-Khaiyum says CFL and Fiji Times did not do any stories in the same way when the heart surgeries started and did not cover road projects

CFL provided full coverage of the stories on-air and online

By Vijay Narayan
Monday 31/10/2022
FijiFirst General Secretary, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

FijiFirst General Secretary, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has come out and said that CFL and Fiji Times attacked the delay in open heart surgeries in Lautoka and the four lane road project but did not do any stories in the same way when the surgeries started.

In a press conference, Sayed-Khaiyum says they also had a press conference on Friday about the road project and the straight road across Viti Levu, and claims that CFL and Fiji Times did not cover this.

He then says the FijiFirst will not participate in debates done by CFL.

Sayed-Khaiyum also claims CFL and Fiji Times only runs one side of the story and without telling the other side of the story.

Sayed-Khaiyum says they are not only contesting eight political parties but they are also contesting CFL and Fiji Times.

CFL states that on the day of the first heart surgery, it made arrangements and immediately ran feature stories on the evening of 19th of October and morning of October 20th on all itโ€™s 5 radio stations, website fijivillage and all our social media platforms.

Questions were also emailed to Sayed-Khaiyum in early October to clarify the delay in heart surgeries and questions raised by some parties and some waiting for surgeries. However he did not respond.

Similar type of in-depth on-air and online coverage was done on the 28th and 29th of October after the press conference by Sayed-Khaiyum and Fiji Roads Authority on Friday October 28th.

Click links to stories below:

First-ever open-heart surgery completed at the Lautoka Hospital under Aspen Medical | Clinical tests are being carried out and patients selected for surgeries are being contacted according to a priority list

Construction on Suva to Nadi free-way to begin in 2025 and Nadi to Lautoka bypass in 2024

Heart surgeries will start when all processes at Aspen Medical Hospital are working well โ€“ Dr Waqainabete

Ordinary Fijians will not have to pay for open heart surgeries at Aspen - AG


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