22nd October 07:19 AM
Don't expect to be treated like private patients while going to public hospitals - Akbar
By Faria Begum
Saturday 23/09/2017
Minister of Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar

Minister of Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar says people cannot expect to be treated like private patients while going to public facilities such as hospitals.

She made this comment while speaking during the Sai National Convention at the Ba Town Council Hall this morning.

Akbar says people coming with serious illnesses will be given priority.

She urged people to be patient while waiting to be seen by doctors at public hospitals.

She also says that their job as Ministers is not easy and it is not about the hefty pay which some people are commenting about.

The Health Minister says that people need to be patient and have faith in the Ministry.

Meanwhile Akbar says one of the quotes from the Sathya Sai Service Organisation of Fiji that intrigued her is to “Never turn anyone away from your door whether it is an animal or a human being”.

Akbar says this is important because it encompasses the very core value of love and compassion.

Akbar added that she came from a very poor background and has learnt a lot from it where she has moved on and helped others.

She says people may accumulate a lot of properties but at the end of the day we have to realize that these are material things that hold no value.

Akbar also says as a government they are trying to promote inclusivity, and not divisive society.

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