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Envoy Pleads For Lifestyle, Diet Changes

Envoy Pleads For Lifestyle, Diet Changes
Chinese Navy Hospital Ship Ark Peace 866 Ship Task Group Commander Rear Admiral Guan Bailin with Chinese Ambassador to Fiji Qian Bo as Chinese Medical Ship Peace Ark was farewell at Kings Wharf on August 9, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.
August 10
11:00 2018

Fijians need to change their lifestyle and diet to ensure they live longer.

This was the advice from the Peo­ple’s Republic of China Ambassa­dor to Fiji, Qian Bao, yesterday.

Mr Qian comment came after it was revealed that the most com­mon cases attended to by Ark Peace hospital ship medical staff were high blood pressure, diabetes, heart and eye problems.

The Ark Peace berthed at the Port of Suva last Thursday (August 2) and left for Tonga yesterday.

“People should be careful when it comes to their lifestyle and diet to increase their lifespan,” Mr Qian said.

“If people are careful with what they eat they would be healthier and will not have such cases.”

Mr Qian said more than 6000 peo­ple were attended to by the staff of Ark Peace and 30 successful sur­geries were carried out.

“The ship will be back in January for few days, but only for logistics purposes. We hope that they would come again after two years and not after four years,” he said.

“We hope that the relationship be­tween Fiji and China strengthens in years to come. We were thankful for the hospitality shown by the Fi­jian people.”

National Blood and Ambulance Services manager Josefa Bolaqace thanked the Chinese Government for its assistance.

“The Fijian people really benefit­ted from the services provided by the medical staff of the Ark Peace and we are really thankful,” Mr Bolaqace said.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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