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Sai Prema Applauds MIOT Hospital Initiative, More Access To Specialists

NGO Sai Prema Foundation Fiji has applauded the newly announced partnership between BSP Life and Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology  (MIOT). Suva Private Hospital has now been renamed MIOT
19 Jan 2017 11:00
Sai Prema Applauds MIOT Hospital Initiative, More Access To Specialists
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NGO Sai Prema Foundation Fiji has applauded the newly announced partnership between BSP Life and Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology  (MIOT).

Suva Private Hospital has now been renamed MIOT Pacific Hospital and the range of services has been quickly expanded.

The medical coordinator of the Sai Prema Foundation, Dr. Krupali Tappoo, an Australian qualified General Practitioner at Mitchell Clinic in Suva, highlighted that there was a real need for specialists in various adult and pediatric specialties in Fiji.

“The fact that new specialists will be brought in from India in areas that are not currently addressed will be greatly beneficial to the people of Fiji,” Dr Tappoo said.

“In addition, the upgrade of medical equipment and further diagnostic facilities will be readily welcomed.”

Dr Tappoo also stated that there was a huge gap in the diagnosis and management of patients with coronary heart disease and premature deaths as a result of heart attacks.

“If the MIOT Pacific hospital is able to provide primary PCI facilities (urgent heart stenting and bypass surgery) many lives can be saved”.

She also applauded the Government’s focused efforts of investing in Fiji’s healthcare and emphasized that the health of the nation was critical to social and economic productivity, progress and development.

The Sai Prema Foundation Fiji facilitated a visit by a team of specialists from the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital in Raipur India in August last year to perform heart surgeries free of charge on 25 needy children at the CWM hospital.

“This initiative will be continued this year as part of our Foundation’s  “Gift of Life” project,” she said.

“ At the moment there are specialists conducting cardiac screening at MIOT hospital and if patients with congenital heart disease are identified and if they cannot afford surgery at the private hospital, they can certainly be operated on free of charge when the team from Sanjeevani Hospital comes in the second half of the year.

“If the public and the private sector work together in improving the health facilities and health coverage, a lot can be achieved.

In addition to facilitating  free heart surgeries on the poor and needy children of Fiji, the Sai Prema Foundation Fiji is also conducting free medical camps.

This is done regularly in rural and remote areas through our “Health on Wheels” project with our mobile medical truck”

EDITED BY: FARZANA NISHA

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