Care for the elderly must always be paramount: Dr Koroivueta
12:31 Tue Sep 11, 2018
Dr. Josefa Koroivueta [standing 4th from left] during the signing of the MOU
Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Rachael Nath
The care for our elderly must always be paramount, hence, equipping nursing homes with the required essentials is vital.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Josefa Koroivueta adds that the government will remain at the forefront of assisting those in need.
He says it’s important that the elderly population is taken care of.
“We need to be prepared to assist in provisional mobility aid. Also ensuring that infrastructure we have are truly disabled friendly and that they are accessible not only in the homes we have but also in the amenities around the cities and towns that we have.”
In light of this, the Ministry today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with eight representatives from the National Council of Older Persons.
The eight homes have been given a portion of four hundred thousand dollars for the NCOP which was allocated in the 2018/2019 national budget.
The homes include Senior Citizens Ba Community Centre, Suva Relief Trust and Pearce Home, the Society of Saint Vincent De Paul, Housing Assistance and Relief Trust and Pearce Home, the Mother Aubert Channel Home of Compassion and the Methodist Church of Fiji.
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