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Doctors From India Here To Do Free Screenings

A group of seven Indian doctors from the Deoyani Multi Speciality Hospital in Pune, India have begun conducting free screenings here in Fiji. This is the first time the group visited
31 Jul 2016 08:12
Doctors From India Here To Do Free Screenings
Specialists from Deoyani Multispecialist Hospital (from Left) Dr Saurabh Mohite, Dr Anju Shrivastava, Dr Shrirang Limaye, Dr Netra Vishwakarma, group coordinator Durdamya Munibhargav, Dr Prajakta Chhabra, Dr Priyanka Bhusari and Dr Abhijeet Wahegaonkar at Labasa Hospital yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

A group of seven Indian doctors from the Deoyani Multi Speciality Hospital in Pune, India have begun conducting free screenings here in Fiji.

This is the first time the group visited our shores to conduct their free screenings in cardiology, advanced orthopedic and oncology under the leadership of Doctor Shrirang Limaye.

The team, supported by Sahyadri Speciality Pacific Hospital Limited, tended to around 70 patients at Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva on Thursday.

On Friday they saw four patients at the Labasa Hospital and yesterday they saw patients at the Savusavu Hospital.

Group co-ordinator Durdamya Munibhargav said the aim of this programme was to create health awareness because they believed prevention was better than cure.

“Early diagnose is very important and the doctors are present at first hand providing people many options for living a healthy life,” Mr Munibhargav said.

“We are happy to provide free screening at early stage so that patients are made aware and given options of what kind of treatment is best.

“So that they can act fast and liaise with the respective medical department and make arrangement if they wish to visit our hospital in India.”

Dr Limaye said his hospital had treated five Fijian patients since December last year and it was successful.

“Our specialists carried out a successful invention surgery on a Fijian patient where her brain tumour was removed through the nose without opening the skull,” Dr Limaye said.

“We are very happy to assist Fijian patients and this is why we are here in Fiji to conduct free seven days screening.

“We are making an appeal to the public to take advantage of this free service.

“Anyone, even those from the streets can come and visit us.”

Doctor Anuj Shrivastava said they would be doing dobutamine stress echoes which would be the first for Fiji.

“We would like to thank the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Ministry of Social Welfare, Ministry of Local Government and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India, Indian High Commission in Suva for their support,” Dr Shrivastava said.

“They have co-ordinated so well to make all the arrangements and we are indeed thankful to them.

“The hospital staff are very friendly and accommodative.”

The team will be at CWM Hospital on Monday, Wednesday at Ba Mission Hospital, Thursday and Friday at Lautoka Hospital.



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