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Hospital Receives Wheelchairs

Dr Tukana thanks Vodafone Foundation and Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) for the donation ana sovaraki suva The staff of Colonial War Memorial (CWM) Hospital’s Maternity Ward yesterday received a donation
31 Jul 2014 07:47

Dr Tukana thanks Vodafone Foundation and Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) for the donation
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The staff of Colonial War Memorial (CWM) Hospital’s Maternity Ward yesterday received a donation of five wheelchairs from Vodafone Fiji Foundation in partnership with Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) in Suva.
CWM Hospital’s medical superintendant Dr Jemesa Tukana said the kind of donation was very much needed by the hospital.
“This hospital has been in place for so long and the number of people it looks after has increased tremendously over the years and there is a growing need for more facilities and equipment,” Dr Tukana said.
He thanked the foundation and SIA for identifying the hospital for their donation.
“The hospital caters for the Central and Eastern divisions; the population of the Central Division itself is more than 390,000 which is more than the total population of the Northern Division which means the hospital caters for one-third of the population of Fiji,” Dr Tukana said.
He said with the total of 1500 to 2000 patients admitted and discharged by the hospital everyday they needed almost 300 wheelchairs every day.
“We are certainly very lucky and we are grateful for the assistance on behalf of the patients who would be using the wheelchairs,” Dr Tukana said.
Meanwhile, Vodafone Fiji Limited’s head of corporate affairs, Shailendra Prasad said they certainly believed doing business was more meaningful when you give back to society.
“Over the last three to four years we have assisted various groups, especially the disabled society, helping them with their unique needs. We are very happy to have partnered Joshko Wakaniyasi of SIA in helping the hospital,” Mr Prasad.
ana.sovaraki@fijisun.com.fj




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