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Vodafone ATH Foundation hands over $1.2 million help consignment

  The Vodafone ATH Foundation with partners, Physionet UK and Spinal Injuries Association, gave away $1.2million worth of medical supplies and mobility devices for the benefit of those in need.
23 Dec 2015 12:51
Vodafone ATH Foundation hands over $1.2 million help consignment

 

The Vodafone ATH Foundation with partners, Physionet UK and Spinal Injuries Association, gave away $1.2million worth of medical supplies and mobility devices for the benefit of those in need.

The handover was held at the FNCPD complex yesterday and facilitated by the Vodafone ATH Foundation under its World of Difference Programme (WoD).

Supplies donated included dressings, bandages, hospital gowns, beds and other ward and operational accessories and mobility devices.

Equipment donated included wheelchairs, commodes, cooking utensils, walkers and other mobility devices that are not available here.

Vodafone’s Technical Support Manager, Vikash Prasad mentioned these medical supplies were in great need by the hospitals and would be put to very good use for the benefit of the people.

Mr Prasad said: “We are proud of the work the Vodafone ATH foundation is doing to supplement and compliment government efforts to provide the best in medical services to our citizens.

“The donation has been made possible through the dedicated work of Vodafone’s WoD candidate Joshko Wakaniyasi who, despite being restricted to a wheelchair, initiated the move back in 2010 and continued to deliver the consignment every year ever since.”

He added this would be the 10th consignment of delivery to-date with a total value estimated in excess of $12 million.

 

Mr Prasad continued: “With Christmas also just days away, the gesture is a perfect act of goodwill and will certainly put the smiles on the faces of many who could not afford these devices.”

Those that have benefited from this initiative include CWM, Labasa, Ba, Lautoka, Savusavu, and Tavueni Hospitals and several other nursing homes and health centres around the country.



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