Twelve families in the Waidracia village in the Naitasiri Province recently benefitted from the Government’s assistance to acquire water seal toilets.
This follows quick action by the Ministry of Health following the discovery of typhoid cases in the village.
The completion of the project is a milestone achievement in raising the sanitation standard of the village and is anticipated to significantly reduce the risk of the transmission of communicable diseases.
Health Minister Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete while visiting the village last Friday acknowledged and thanked the villages for working collaboratively in the construction of the water seal toilets.
“I would like to thank the village for working together with the Ministry in successfully implementing the project”, Minister Waqainabete said.
“I would also like to acknowledge the support of the Naitasiri Provincial Office and the office of the Provincial Administrator Naitasiri in assisting the Ministry combat the spread of typhoid fever in the village”.
One of the beneficiaries, Mr Jiuta Ranubu expressed his appreciation to the Health Ministry for the timely support as they now have access to better sanitation.
“I am very happy that I was one of the recipients of this initiative and I am really thankful to the Ministry”, Mr Ranubu said. Meanwhile the health inspectors from the Ministry are making regular visits to the villages and settlements.