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Maternal and Child Health clinic opened in Koro island

06:27 Wed Sep 12, 2018

Taken from/By: Dinfo
Report by: Kelly Vacala

Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes and Health Minister Rosy Akbar opened and handed over the reconstructed Maternal and Child Health Centre to the people of Koro Island yesterday.

The $634,000 upgrade project was funded by the Australian Government following the destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016.

Minister Akbar says the new maternal and child clinic will empower health staff to rigorously reach out to as many communities through public awareness and community outreach programs on Safe Motherhood and health development.

The new wing includes a delivery room and an antenatal clinic which has been built to withstand category five cyclonic wind speeds.

It will also act as a safe haven in the event of an emergency.

Feakes says the resilience of the people of Koro Island is an inspiration for many.

Minister Akbar says Fiji’s strengthened collaboration with Australia has doubled in rebuilding efforts.

Meanwhile, the Koro Health Centre that is inclusive of the new MCH clinic will be manned by a doctor and three nurses.

The Koro Health Centre now meets the standard for Level C Health Centre.

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