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Ministry Of Health Nadi Firm Brings In Six ECG Monitors

A Nadi-based company, Yees Cold Storage Seafood Limited, as part of its community initiative, handed over six Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitors to the Ministry of Health on Monday. This is in
19 May 2016 11:14
Ministry Of Health Nadi Firm Brings In Six ECG Monitors
Yees Cold Storage Director Doreen Yee hands over the ECG machines to Divisional Medical Officer West Dr Susana Nakalevu at Namaka, Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

A Nadi-based company, Yees Cold Storage Seafood Limited, as part of its community initiative, handed over six Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitors to the Ministry of Health on Monday.

This is in a bid to fill a much-needed machine in short supply and is critical to monitoring patient’s heart and could prove to be lifesaving.

Yees Cold Storage director Doreen Yee said the machines were worth about $90,000 were donated to Yees by Prince Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

“These type of equipment are expensive and there is never enough available hence such donation helps to fill the real need in Fiji’s health system,” Ms Yee said.

“The company took the liberty to sea freight and worked with the Government departments to make this donation possible as our social responsibility for the people who need it the most.”

She said it was realised that most hospitals had only one machine hence it was nominated for each machine to be handed over to hospitals including Sigatoka, Nadi, Tavua, Rakiraki, and Suva.

Divisional medical officer West Dr Susana Nakalevu received the equipment on behalf of the Ministry of Health and thanked Yees Cold Storage for assisting in delivering the services through the ECG monitors.

“At the ministry we are really grateful for this support as we do rely on the member of the public and other organisations,” she said.

“As you all know that we face a lot of challenges in resources and this comes in timely as we do need these special machines to assist in service deliveries in the western division.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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