Hospital to implement screening measures soon

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BY JARED KOLI

The National Referral Hospital (NRH) will shortly be implementing COVID-19 screening measures at its car park area between the hospital and eye centre for all patients presented to the hospital.

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said these measures will improve the NRH’s ability to respond to any potential community transmission of COVID-19.

“Observing the current outbreak in Fiji, and how it impacts Fiji hospital systems, the National Referral Hospital will shortly be implementing COVID-19 screening at its car park area between the hospital and eye centre for all patients presenting at the hospital,” said the Prime Minister in his nation-wide address on Monday.

He said the public is reminded that only emergency cases or the very sick and referred cases will be allowed to go to the NRH.

Sogavare adds all other health complaints will be attended to at the respective clinics in Honiara city.  

“The NRH gates will be tightly guarded to prevent any unnecessary entry with tight restrictions on visiting hours and number of visitors and family members to care for their sick at the NRH.

“All infection, prevention and control measures within the hospital will be upgraded and strictly followed as if we are experiencing a community transmission.

“The public is asked to observe and adhere to the measures that will be implemented at the NRH,” he said.


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