Nurses in Fiji vow to continue their strike action indefinitely unless the government comes up with a concrete offer.
The nurses walked out this morning at nine hospitals around the country.
Only a handful of nurses and student nurses were left to provide a skeleton service for emergency cases.
The General Secretary of the Nurses Association, Kuini Lutua says the issues that are being raised, over pay anomalies and redundancies, are the same as those raised back in December.
She says the aim of the strike is to tell the government that they mean business and she warns that if the government doesn't listen, the strike will escalate.
"If not then we will pull out our public health service also. Right now it is only the hospitals that we are touching. We have some strategies that we have tried to talk about to put in place. It's up to the goverment to hear what the nurses are wanting."
The General Secretary of the Nurses Association, Kuini Lutua