Health services in the rural and maritime region are expected to be strengthened with the arrival of the ship Aotearoa, MV JEM KOHA which will provide medical services in this area for the next 3 months.
MV JEM KOHA exists to reach the most isolated islands of the Pacific. Using ships to access these villages is not only the best option but the only one. They have operating locations in Panama, Papua New Guinea, Haiti, Marshall Islands, and Cambodia.
Speaking at the ship’s welcoming ceremony, the Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr James Fong, said the arrival of the ship Aotearoa is a blessing for the people of Fiji and also a boost for the ministry. of Health.
He says the team will provide health services in the northern division before moving to maritime regions such as the Lau group.
Dr. Fong adds that all the different medical services will be provided by the team, especially in dental health.
The welcome ceremony was attended by Deputy Commissioner of Police Sakeo Ganivatu, President of the Methodist Church in Fiji, Reverend Ili Vunisuwai, a representative of the New Zealand High Commission Virginia Dawson and members of the audience.
Entertainment was provided by the Fijian Police Band.