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Rama Krishna Mission Provides Free Medical Services, Seeds To Households

The Rama Krishna Mission has made their medical services free for a few months to help the victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston. The Sarada Medical Centre in Nadi Town will
14 Mar 2016 13:08
Rama Krishna Mission Provides Free  Medical Services, Seeds To Households
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The Rama Krishna Mission has made their medical services free for a few months to help the victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

The Sarada Medical Centre in Nadi Town will provide free services for three months till the end of May and Sarada Medical Centre based at Rishikul Sanatan College will provide free service till the end of this month.

“As part of our cyclone relief initiative we have given our services free for the people affected by the cyclone which is free medical consultation, nursing services and medicines,” the secretary Swami Tadananda said.

These medical centres are open to the general public for any sort of medical assistance they may be seeking.

“We have an arrangement with the Ministry of Health that if any person requires X-ray, blood test or lab services then we can refer that patient to the Nadi Hospital and they will accept our reference,” Mr Tadananda said.

“The idea is that we relieve the load from the Nadi Hospital and at our centre; we have our doctors and nurse and the facilities are there.”

Mr Tadananda said the reason for having extended the time frame for the free medical services in Nadi was that the area was more affected compared to Suva.

Meanwhile apart from providing free medical services the mission will be distributing vegetable seeds as their second phase of assistance.

The mission had bought $20,000 worth of seeds to give to 5000 households.

“We will be starting distribution of the first lot in the Ba area so people can start planting which will allow them to have food on their table and make money out of the surplus,” Mr Tadananda said.

This initiative has been funded by Australian Aid and there are 10 varieties of seeds like Long bean, French bean, butter bean, cow peas, bhindi, Chinese cabbage, carrots, water melon and cucumbers.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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