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Health Equipment Boosts Services Up North

Labasa Hospital recognises the vital link of public partnership to meet the needs of patients admitted in hospital. Hospital’s Medical Superintendent Jaoji Vulibeci highlighted this after receiving a donation of
27 Jun 2018 12:30
Health Equipment Boosts Services Up North
Labasa Hospital medical superintendent Jaoji Vulibeci reciving donated item from Friend of Fiji Health chairman Rajesh Chaudhary at the Labasa Hospital on June 25, 2018. Photo: Nacanieli Tuilevuka

Labasa Hospital recognises the vital link of public partnership to meet the needs of patients admitted in hospital.

Hospital’s Medical Superintendent Jaoji Vulibeci highlighted this after receiving a donation of laparoscopic medical equipment worth $70,000 from Friends of Fiji Health, on Monday.

Dr Jaoji said surgeries at the Labasa Hospital Operation Theatre were much easier and safer now with the provision of a laparoscopic tower and other laparoscopic instruments.

“No donation is small and this is a perfect example of public partnership, it is important for our medical staff to take care of these medical facilities,” Dr Jaoji said.

“On behalf of the Government and the Ministry of Health, I would like to thank Hammond for recognising the needs of people who are admitted in hospitals,” he said.

“The donated surgical tools will boost the services provided by the hospital. Labasa Hospital is now the centre for laparoscopy surgeries with advanced and latest equipments received by this hospital.

“Laparoscopy is almost always performed under general anaesthesia. This means you’ll be unconscious for the procedure. However, you may still be able to go home the same day.”

This is the second time the organisation has donated to the Labasa Hospital. The organisation established in 2010 is made up of Fijian businessmen and doctors now living overseas.

Their team leader gynaecologist Auckland Hospital and Fertility Associate Dr Sunil Pillay said this was the second phase of their project at the Labasa Hospital.

Friends of Fiji Health chairman Rajesh Chaudhary said they wanted to assist the ministry with their work.

Edited by Percy Kean

nacanieli.tuilevuka@fijisun.com.fj

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