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Arrival Of Medical Team, Medication Serves Patients In Levuka

Arrival Of Medical Team, Medication Serves Patients In Levuka
Gian Parma and his father Mahesh Parma closing the door to the medical team supplies truck on May 23, 2018. Photo: Rusiate Mataika
May 25
11:01 2018

Naiviteitei villager Isimeli Maravou, 48, has been overwhelmed with the ar­rival of three buses and a truckload of medical personnel and supplies.

They arrived at Naiviteitei Village to serve the people in the district of Bureta.

“Patients from the villages of Naiviteitei, Nasala, Tai and Navuloa from Bureta as well of people from Lovoni, Moturiki and Levuka came for medical checks,” he said.

“The buses and trucks accompanying the medical team showed the level of service and sacrifice these volunteers have gone through to come and serve us.”

Sathya Sai Medical team leader Dr Dinesh Lal said it was another busy day for the 91-member team including doctors, dentists, nurses, phys­iotherapists, technicians and volunteers who had served about 600 patients at the village of Naiviteitei, Bureta with medical check-ups.

Vunivisavu resident Mataiasi Mataliwa, 67, said he was looking forward to the expert treat­ment for his ailments in athsma, diabetes and a weak heart.

Mr Mataliwa, who was waiting in line to be registered, said he was disabled for about 20 months after an accident when he fell off a building in Lovoni.

The Nukutubu native of Rewa said he left Lo­voni at 8am because he had faith that the spe­cialised treatment he would receive would help him recover.

“It is amazing that they could come to our dis­trict and provide this service,” Mr Mataliwa said.

Bureta medical officer Dr Akanisi Tuidama highlighted that the visit was to assist the peo­ple under her boundary of service.

“Very grateful and the medical machines like echo cardiogram was helpful in indentifying the problems patients have,” Dr Tuidama said.

About 100 people were already waiting at the Bureta Hall in Naiviteitei Village when team arrived.

The Lomaiviti Princess I which was trans­porting the team through the Lomaviti Group of islands left Ovalau on Tuesday and arrived at the village of Nabasovi in Koro before head­ing for the final day of service at Navukailagi in Gau yesterday.

Edited by Percy Kean

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