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Large Numbers For Medical Check-up

Members of the public travelling from as far from Wainikoro, Tabia and Naduri were part of the huge crowd at Labasa Hospital taking advantage of the free medical services provided
13 Jun 2015 16:51
Large Numbers For Medical Check-up

Members of the public travelling from as far from Wainikoro, Tabia and Naduri were part of the huge crowd at Labasa Hospital taking advantage of the free medical services provided by surgeons and medics of the United States Navy Ship Mercy yesterday.

The blazing sun welcomed the medical team at Labasa town, but people in tuned up in big numbers at the hospital to await screening.

Many people interviewed praised the team for visiting the North and thank the US government for considering Fijians in this tour.

Wainikoro resident Gyan Chand and wife Daya Wati said free medical services offered by the team would be very good for him because foreign experts would attend to his broken leg.

“I travelled from Wainikoro at about 4am today and I am so glad that my leg will be seen by overseas experts,” Mr Chand said.

Similar sentiments were shared by Salanieta Caba, who travelled all the way from Tawake in Cakaudrove.

“I caught a lorry from Wainigadru in Cakaudrove so that I could come early in the morning to the hospital,” Mrs Caba said.

She said she was so happy to be screened by overseas doctors because she had been suffering from gout for quite a while now.

Meanwhile, the USS Mercy anchored at Savusavu Harbour on Thursday.

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