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$1.2m Donation For Group

It was a joyful day as members of the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) received mobility devices and medical supplies worth $1.2 million for dissemination to the needy in Fiji yesterday.
04 Dec 2014 08:30
$1.2m Donation For Group
PhysioNet UK

It was a joyful day as members of the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) received mobility devices and medical supplies worth $1.2 million for dissemination to the needy in Fiji yesterday.

This is in partnership with the Vodafone Fiji Foundation, SIA and Physio Net in United Kingdom (UK).

SIA administrator Joshko Wakaniyasi said they were thankful to receive equipment such as wheelchairs and medical supplies from PhysioNet in the UK.

“The assistance will enhance the mobility and improve the services provided to disabled people particularly in the rural areas where the equipment will be distributed,” Mr Wakaniyasi said.

He said many times people with disabilities were deprived of these opportunities and they wanted to see a change in how they were treated.

British High Commissioner Roderick Drummond said the assistance was expected to change the lives and opportunities available to the association and other people with disability in Fiji.

Vodafone Fiji Foundation executive, Ambalika Kutty said the equipment would help improve the lives of people living with disabilities in Fiji.

“We are very thankful to the British Government for their support towards disabled persons in Fiji,” Ms Kutty said.

PhysioNet UK is a charity organisation based in Yorkshire, England, that was set up in 2005 to provide physiotherapy equipment to disabled people in developing countries around the world.

zafiya.shamim@fijisun.com.fj

 

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