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Mobile Team To Visit Vanua Levu

‘As a development partner of Fiji, Taiwan not only has sent mobile medical teams to Fiji in previous years to help the Fijian physical health, but also focuses on the
21 Nov 2016 11:00
Mobile Team To Visit Vanua Levu
The team with the local doctors in Labasa early this year. Photo: CGH

‘As a development partner of Fiji, Taiwan not only has sent mobile medical teams to Fiji in previous years to help the Fijian physical health, but also focuses on the mental health area’

Good news for the people of  the North as the Trade Mission of Taiwan medical team will once again visit the Labasa hospital this week.

Mission representative, Filipe Hu, said the medical team include four doctors, two nurses and one pharmacist for the free medical services.

“As a development partner of Fiji, Taiwan not only has sent mobile medical teams to Fiji in previous years to help the Fijian physical health, but also focus on the mental health area,” he said.

“Through providing assistance in various area of health care, Taiwan hopes to play a role in promoting good health and healthy lifestyles, as well as strengthening the friendship between Taiwan and Fiji.”

The team includes physicians specialising in cardiology, ear, nose and throat (ENT), infectious diseases, family medicine and paediatrics.

Since 2014, five Taiwan mobile medical teams comprising of 40 medical staff from the Cathay General Hospital have visited Fiji.

They have examined at least 2000 patients in Kadavu, Rakiraki, Ba, Tavua, Lautoka, Sigatoka, Korolevu, Lomawai, Cuvu, Labasa, Nabouwalu, Savusavu, and Seaqaqa. They have also examined and treated more than 600 students of Marist Brothers High School and Yat–Sen Primary School in Suva.

“The medical team will bring portable ear and cardiac machines which can check the ear and the heart condition for the patients.”

The 2016 second mobile medical team from Taiwan’s Cathay General Hospital will be stationed in Labasa Hospital from November 22 to 25.

Cathy General Hospital is a prestigious private hospital famous for conducting over 12,000 cardiology surgeries and has 98.5 per cent success rate since 1990.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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