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Hospitals run out of dengue test kits…..We can fund a new consulate in Nepal but allow our people to die of undiagnosed dengue.

 

March 25, 2014 02:50:40 PM

Fiji’s consultant for Communicable Diseases Dr Mike Kama says some divisional hospitals in the country have run out of testing kits to know if a patient has dengue fever as the Health Ministry expects numbers to reach up to 24,000 this week.

Dr Kama told Radio Australia they have seen a slight decrease in the numbers based on lab data they have been monitoring since December.

“But we weren’t really sure because we have run out of testing kits in some divisional hospitals,” he said.

With the ministry’s projection for a surge in numbers this week as a result of a new case-count method, Dr Kama says they have intensified efforts to create awareness on the disease and intervention measures in the West and North based on lessons learned from the central division which is also the hardest hit.

By Vuniwaqa Bola-Bari

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7 thoughts on “Hospitals run out of dengue test kits…..We can fund a new consulate in Nepal but allow our people to die of undiagnosed dengue.

  1. Thank you PM for making our voices heard in Nepal. The enormous trade that will flow between the two countries will make everyone rich!

  2. this opening of embassy in obscure countries with no real connection to the people of Fiji is ONLY for the personal aggrandizement of Bainimarama and Khaiyum as “visionary” leaders who brought about a “paradigm change”.
    we know what they have brought the country and its people : an unparralel disaster!

  3. The consulate is for Yogesh Karan to take his wife for break and abuse taxpayers money.What he has got out of Indian nothing but signing MOU which is only on paper.
    Takes a break to Fiji every 3 months on the pretext of bringing investors but in reality he comes to check on his properties. No investors have returned to Fiji.
    Indian government and Indian Embassy in Suva are warned for supporting an illegal regime which will have long tern backlash on the Indian community in Fiji. Take my words.
    Indian should solve it own problems of Hindi and Muslim and keep out of Fiji.

  4. No money to buy medicine.
    Money has gone paying P.S. for Health – $260,000 as salary. Does he really deserve this?
    The doctors and nurses are underpaid and deserve to be paid not P.S.

  5. Money gone to pay Bainimarma and Khayium – $1.2 million salary.
    This is what dictators do. They are not worried. See what is going on Syria for years!

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