We must not let the number of COVID cases surpass the capacity of health services to cater for sick people- Dr Tudravu

We must not let the number of COVID cases surpass the capacity of health services to cater for sick people- Dr Tudravu

By Iva Danford
Monday 14/06/2021
Health Ministry's Chief Medical Advisor Doctor Jemesa Tudravu.

The Health Ministry's Chief Medical Advisor Doctor Jemesa Tudravu says we must not let the number of COVID cases surpass the capacity of health services to cater for sick people.

He says this is their capacity to care for very sick people including ICU care.

Tudravu says they are also building up the hospital capacity which also includes their fall back capacity such as FEMAT, so essentially, if the increasing cases outstrip their current and reserve capacities, then the fight will be extremely difficult.

Dr Tudravu says if people follow the COVID 19 safe measures diligently, this will not be the case.

He says this is Day 50 of the current outbreak and Day 10 ever since the FEMAT Field Hospital in Suva was operational.

Dr Tudravu says FEMAT Hospital is also seeing referrals for the Central Division from Navua to Nayavu in Wainibuka.

He says 45 surgical operations and13 deliveries were done at FEMAT.

Dr Tudravu says 129 personnel are currently operating at the field hospital.

He says screening and swabbing continues in parts of the country.


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