Cawaki is warning he will declare a public health emergency himself if the Ministry continues to insist the country doesn't need one.
Cawaki says there are now 62 cases of typhoid, dengue fever and leptospirosis: 17 of them typhoid, 28 dengue fever and 17 leptospirosis.
Several deaths have occured as a result of the diseases and Cawaki says the way to control its spread in flood affected areas is to restrict people's movements by banning kava sessions and communal gatherings.
Officials, however, are rejecting the idea saysing there's no crisis yet, althoughCawaki says the cases are from 36 different villages.
One of two FBC reports on the state of play today says senior officials have been meeting to discuss Cawaki recommendation but are not convinced.
FBC says the Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr Eloni Tora, told it the Ministry is monitoring and analysing the situation in the West.
Tora reckons imposing a Public Health Emergency "is not that easy" as a lot of issues need to be taken into consideration.
The Ministry spokesperson, Peni Namotu, backs him saying the mergency "will affect the country’s economy".
Quote: " The Ministry has made a decision not to impose the Public Health Emergency at this stage because there are cross implications esepcially to the nation's well-being."
Namotu maintains the ban is unneccesary because "communicable disease numbers have not reached an alarming level and the sanitation environment is also improving."