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Free ears, eyes check excite children

By AQELA SUSU Children were excited to have their eyes and ears examined for free yesterday. The Project Heaven Trust, in conjunction with the Bayley Trust Fund, did a free
02 Feb 2014 07:53

By AQELA SUSU

Children were excited to have their eyes and ears examined for free yesterday.
The Project Heaven Trust, in conjunction with the Bayley Trust Fund, did a free eyes and ears screening at the Bailey Trust building in Suva yesterday.
Miriama Tivakacia, 12, said it was good to have her eyes checked by doctors without being charged any fees.
“I came here for eye checkup with the doctors here and I feel so excited because I don’t have to pay anything, since it’s free.”
Mosese Vueticake, 9, who was at the clinic for an ear screening thanked Project Heaven for holding such clinics.
“I cannot hear properly at times and that’s why I’m here for checkup because it is free.”
Meanwhile, Project Heaven’s executive director, Dr Kitione Raiwalai, said they were holding the clinic to coincide with the request from the Bailey Clinic.
“We usually go into schools and communities to hold checkups and screenings on eye and ear impairments.
“So we came to hold a clinic here because we had a request from the Bailey Clinic to do eye and ear screening for them before they are referred to doctors.”
Dr Raiwalai said the screenings were done before referring the patients to hospitals but if it did not work then patients were later referred to civil society organisatons.




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