The Minister for Health, Rosy Akbar has stressed that government is looking to provide training opportunities for existing clinicians and to better develop Nephrology Services in Fiji.
While speaking at the Fiji Nephrology Symposium, Akbar also highlighted that Fiji for too long has only had one qualified Nephrologist and Neuro-surgeon.
The Health Minister says that without investing in training for our medical professionals, Fiji will need to continue to bring in overseas teams to provide these services to our people.
She adds that in other instances people are having to fork out money to access these medical services overseas.
Akbar says that the Ministry of Health is looking at reforms to enure that in the next 2 decades Fiji has its own people trained and ready to serve.
Meanwhile, the Health Minister has also reiterated that government has allocated a total of $5m in the 2018/2019 budget to subsidise dialysis treatment for kidney patients.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.