July 29, 2013

Medical personnel to leave mid-September

Nanise Loanakadavu
Saturday, July 27, 2013

A NINE-member team of medical personnel is expected to leave the country by mid-September.

Negotiations are in progress for a team to leave once the Fijian medical base in the Golan Heights is in full operation.

This was revealed by the contingent leader of the second troop that left the country early yesterday morning, Major Ned Taito.

He said the 11 medical personnel, who left the country last month, had been on the ground doing some work.

However, he said the final decision on when these medical personnel would leave Fiji would rest with the Ministry of Health and UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

The medical personnel, who left in June this year, include two doctors, six nurses and three technicians.

One of the staff nurses based at the Nausori Hospital, who will be part of the team bound for Golan Heights in September, said she was excited and looking forward to experience a different field.

Inise Turaga said preparations had been well in progress and she was ready to serve the country to the best of her ability.

"I am excited because this will be an opportunity to experience a totally different field," Ms Turaga said.

The nine-member medical team will include six nurses and three doctors.

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