An infirmary and a six unit staff quarters has been commissioned at the Lautoka Corrections Centre with the Commissioner Corrections Service Commander Francis Kean saying it will ensure that they continue to uphold their mandate of positively restoring lives.
The infirmary cost $258,000 and the staff quarters cost $596,000.
They were both completed late last year.
The new Lautoka Infirmary can now look after inmates better, provide treatment when needed and also have proper facility for medical team to operate from [Photo: Supplied]
Kean says the staff quarters will accommodate officers and their families who live outside the institution boundary and will also boost security in the event of any emergency.
He says the new infirmary will now ensure that they are able provide better medical services for convicted prisoners.
Kean says the new facility is also particularly important as the Fiji Corrections Service strives to provide the proper care of its increasing elderly prisoner population.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.