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Free Medical Check Ups For Northerners

Free Medical Check Ups For Northerners
Member of the Sai Medical Unit Team Leader Dr Guru Naker and Team co-ordinator Anuraag Prasad.
August 11
10:00 2018

 

With the rise in cases of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the country, an Australian team from the Satya Sai organisation will conduct free medical check-ups for people in the rural areas of Labasa.

This will be held from next Monday (August 13).

The Sai organisation of Australia and Fiji will be organising free medicare camps to assist the poor and the needy.

Team co-ordinator Anuraag Prasad said the team was on a mission to help people who were mostly deprived of basic medical services.

This is the group’s sixth visit to Vanua Levu.

“We will conduct four days of free medical services at Labasa Hospital and at Nadogo Central College and Seaqaqa Central College,” Mr Prasad said.

“There will be a team of seven consisting of 56 medical team from Satya Sai Organisation in Australia and 20 students who are on practical from the University of Fiji.

“We have a team which consists of general practitioners, physicians, nurses, obstetricians, gynaecologists, occupational therapists and volunteers,” he said.

Mr Prasad said having served a number of years in Vanua Levu, he held close to his heart the people in the North.

“The areas we will be conducting our medical clinics in are usually deprived of this basic health services because of their remoteness and so they tend to be neglected,” he said.

Mr Prasad said the medical professionals offered their services because they were passionate about helping the needy and disadvantaged.

“We take our service to the doorstep of those living in rural communities and it brings us great joy to see the smile on their faces after being attended to,” he said.

“We would like to advise people who wish to make use of this free medical treatment to bring their medical documents and medication that they are currently using.

“The team would be at Nadogo Central College on August 13 to 14 and have a camp set up at Seaqaqa Central College on August 15 to 16,” he said.

As joint co-ordinator of the Sai Medical Group, Mr Prasad said they were thankful for the Sangam School of Nursing and the University of Fiji’s Umanand Prasad School of Medicine for providing them with assistance.

Patients are required to bring along their national health cards, current medications, spectacles and broken or ill-fitting dentures.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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