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High Commissioner Hosts Visiting Heart Surgery Team To Dinner

The Indian High Com­missioner, Vishvas Sapkal, has thanked the heart surgeons who gave Fijian children a new lease of life. He thanked them at a din­ner hosted at the Indian
21 Apr 2018 11:00
High Commissioner Hosts Visiting Heart Surgery Team To Dinner
Members of the visiting Sai Prema Foundation at the dinner on April 18, 2018. Photo: Indian High Commission

The Indian High Com­missioner, Vishvas Sapkal, has thanked the heart surgeons who gave Fijian children a new lease of life.

He thanked them at a din­ner hosted at the Indian High Commission on Wednesday.

“We thank the Sai Prema Foundation for such a great cause towards our chil­dren,” Mr Sapkal said.

“We are happy to welcome you and really appreciate the work you have been do­ing for the children of Fiji who have had heart condi­tions.”

The teams had arrived in Fiji last week under the Sai Prema Foundation.

Mr Sapkal said the sur­gery was conducted for a group of children born with anomalies in the condition of their hearts.

The Sai Prema Foundation team conducted success­ful surgeries on 20 children from around the country.

Sai Prema Foundation is a non-government organi­sation inspired to serve the poor through a three-pronged mission, one of which is to provide mean­ingful support toward health care.

About 80 children have now been identified by the Min­istry of Health and Medical Services and the number is expected to grow as the pub­lic becomes aware of these services.

The team consists of world class surgeons, doctors and specialist nurses from India, United States, Australia and Oman.

Edited by Percy Kean



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