27th July 11:13 AM
High quality medical services and surgeries will soon be available in Fiji - PM
By Lena Reece
Monday 17/07/2017
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while launching the Gastroenterology Training Program at the CWM Hospital

High quality medical services, surgeries and procedures will soon be available at our hospitals in Fiji and not oceans away.

This was highlighted by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while launching the Gastroenterology Training Program at the CWM Hospital this afternoon.

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders.

Bainimarama adds that doctors and nurses will now have the capacity and medical expertise to administer the best advice and treatment with patients no longer having to travel overseas.

He says this training has taken medical services to another level.

 

Bainimarama says the training program is also marking its 10 years in providing specialist training for the doctors and nurses in Fiji and across the Pacific.

Head of Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology at CWM Hospital,  Doctor James Fong says that this training has enabled doctors and nurses to conduct operations that previously could not be performed in Fiji.

Doctors and nurses will go through a 4 week training on concentrated teaching of the gastroenterology.

The training is being facilitated by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Australian and New Zealand Gastroenterology International Training Association.

Over 100 doctors and more than 90 nurses in the Pacific region alone have participated since its first mission in 2007. 

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