‘..good health is a two way street..’ – Bainimarama

 

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The Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama today officiated at the opening of the 2017 Gastro-enterology Training Program.

In the past majoriy of Fijian doctors who went for further studies abroad never returned.

This is one of the programs provided locally allowing access for doctors not only from Fiji but the region to further their knowledge in the field of Gastroenterology.

Perfect practise makes perfect.

So far more than 60 doctors have helped to train our doctors in Fiji and the Pacific and more than 40 nurses have participated in the program.

“That effort is two-fold, as we seek to raise the quality and level of access of health services and empower the Fijian people to be more proactive about their own health. Because as our doctors here today can tell anyone, good health is a two way street. And the healthy decisions made by ordinary people outside of our hospitals are just as important as the decisions made by our doctors and nurses within them. ”

“Our end goal is to create an environment where our doctors and nurses have the time and resources to give greater attention to individual patients, where they can work in more modern and functional facilities with top-of-the-line equipment,” said Prime Minister – Voreqe Bainimarama.

Building a healthier Fiji is a critical pillar in Government’s long term plan for Fiji’s national development.

“This specialty training programme at CWM has done excellent work supplying local talent and expertise to give the Fijian people treatment options they can rely on. And as my Government has expanded access to health services throughout our islands, this programme has taken those services to another level, by giving our doctors and nurses invaluable skills to carry out safe, hygienic and effective procedures that – ultimately – save lives. “

The program creates an environment where Fijian doctors and nurses have the time and resources to give great attention to individual patients.

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