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Medical Volunteers to offer services

  Goundar Shipping Services Limited is sponsoring a medical team of 100 volunteers to treat the people of Lomaiviti for free in May. Managing director George Goundar said it was
21 Feb 2018 11:00
Medical Volunteers to offer services
Goundar Shipping Services Limited managing director George Goundar during the arrival of the Lomaiviti Princess V vessel at Port Mua-i-Walu last year.

 

Goundar Shipping Services Limited is sponsoring a medical team of 100 volunteers to treat the people of Lomaiviti for free in May.

Managing director George Goundar said it was time that treatment of victims from Tropical Cyclone Winston and those with medical needs taken to the rural areas and not focused solely in the urban areas.

“We will be treating eye problems, gastric and eight other areas of treatment,” Mr Goundar said.

The team will be on the island of Ovalau on May 22-23, Koro on May 24 and on Gau on May 25.

The two days in Ovalau will be divided between treatment at the Bureta District School and the Delana Methodist School in Levuka.

The treatment for the people of Koro and nearby islands will be at the Nasau Secondary School in the village of Nasau.

The treatment for the people of Gau and nearby islands will be held at the Gau Secondary School in the village of Sawaieke.

Mr Goundar said one of the vessels from the fleet would be assigned full time for the volunteers and would provide transportation to and back from Suva as well as accommodation while serving the people of the province.

Mr Goundar said the groundwork had been prepared with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and the team was gearing up for the treatment for the people of Lomaiviti in May.

The volunteer medical personnel are from Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

The team would be looking at doing the same treatment for the people in the Lau group, Yasayasa and other rural areas around Fiji in the Yasawa group and other rural locations.

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