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Taiwan Medics Screen 150 Northern Patients

A mobile medical team from Taiwan’s Cathay General Hospital (CGH) screened more than 150 patients in Vanua Levu last week. Team leader and cardiologist Doctor Sunny Wang said these patients
23 Aug 2016 08:58
Taiwan Medics Screen 150 Northern Patients
Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate talking to Taiwan medical team leader Doctor Sunny Wang (left) while nurse Tiffany Chiu listens at the Labasa Hospital yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

A mobile medical team from Taiwan’s Cathay General Hospital (CGH) screened more than 150 patients in Vanua Levu last week.

Team leader and cardiologist Doctor Sunny Wang said these patients were seen at Labasa Hospital, Savusavu sub-divisional hospital, Seaqaqa Health Centre and Nabouwalu sub-divisional hospital.

Dr Wang said this was the first time the team had come to these hospitals.

“We would be here in the North for one week,” he said.

“Our team consists of physicians specialising in cardiology, radiologist, nurses and two ear specialists.

“The Taiwan medical teams had previously examined more than 6000 Fijian patients in Fiji from 2006 to 2013.”

Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate met Dr Wang and nurse Tiffany Chiu at Labasa Hospital last week and thanked them for their service.

Dr Wang told Mr Usamate that from 2014 to 2015, four Taiwan mobile medical teams comprising 32 medical staff from CGH visited Fiji and has examined about 2000 patients in Kadavu, Rakiraki, Ba, Tavua, Lautoka, Sigatoka, Korolevu, Lomawai and Cuvu.

They also has examined and treated more than 600 students of Marist Brothers High School and Yat Sen Primary School.

Mr Usamate said there had been many medical teams from overseas visiting hospitals in Fiji this year.

“Their service complements our service,” Mr Usamate said.

“As we are aware that we lack some specialists in Fiji and such visiting teams assist in our much needed service delivery.”

The team left Labasa Hospital yesterday.

 Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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