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Timely Donation For St Giles Hospital

A new set of donation made by the Vinod Patel and Company Limited will contribute towards improving the services provided at the St Giles Hospital in Suva. The equipment valued over
19 Oct 2016 11:00
Timely Donation For St Giles Hospital
Rosy Akbar

A new set of donation made by the Vinod Patel and Company Limited will contribute towards improving the services provided at the St Giles Hospital in Suva.

The equipment valued over $2500 includes a 42 inch flat screen television set and a twin tub washing machine. It was officially presented yesterday to the St Giles Hospital in the presence of the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Rosy Akbar.

The officials from Vinod Patel and Company Limited were acknowledged for making this worthwhile donation.

Ms Akbar commended Vinod Patel for its partnership.

She also emphasised on the need for a multisectoral approach to improve the health care services.

“On behalf of the Ministry of Health, I would like to sincerely thank Vinod Patel for this timely donation.

“These equipment will go a long way in ensuring that the work of this hospital continues, thank you for this generous donation.

“My message is that while, we are here to provide the services, it is also the responsibilities of the families to care for their family members who currently are looked after at St Giles Hospital.

“Hospitals are not residential homes and we need families to work collaboratively with us.  At the same time we will see how best we can improve the services here by regrouping and strategising to overcome the challenges faced,” Ms Akbar said.

St Giles Hospital Board of Visitors chairperson, Elizabeth Dass also shared the same sentiments.

“We are grateful to Madam Minister, Honourable Rosy Akbar for accepting our invitation at such a short notice, her presence here, shows her commitment as a leader to support such partnerships,” Ms Dass said.

“We are thankful to Vinod Patel for providing these donation, it will help the patients with rehabilitation programme.”

Meanwhile, the patients at the St Giles hospital were also treated to an early Diwali lunch. Currently there are 55 patients looked after at Fiji’s only Psychiatric Hospital.

Source: Ministry of Health and Medical Services

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