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Medical Help Here For Ear And Nose Patients

The second Mission of the Taiwan medical team, from Cathay General Hospital, is here to help those who needed medical attention and consultation. The team brought with them portable ear
19 Sep 2018 13:30
Medical Help Here For Ear And Nose Patients
Members of the Medical Mission from Taiwan arrived at the Nadi International Airport on September 17, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The second Mission of the Taiwan medical team, from Cathay General Hospital, is here to help those who needed medical attention and consultation.

The team brought with them portable ear and cardiac machines, to help them in their work here.

The mission includes three doctors, two of whom specialise in ear and nose cases, alongside three nurses.

The team left for Labasa on Monday to be based at the Labasa Hospital for a week. A series of surgery cases were scheduled on Monday.

Cathay Medical Care’s Dr Tzu-Chin Huang said, “This time our team is focusing on ear and nose surgery, including endoscopic surgery and endoscopic sinus surgery. We don’t cut the skin and leave no wound outside the skin.

“The endoscope goes near the organ. This is a very new technique in the medical field and used all over the world.

“We are also arranging two symposiums on this new technique in the medical field of endoscopic sinus surgery. There is a wound in the inside and not on the outside.”

He added that the team was working on organising a symposium for the public and medical staff where they would elaborate on new surgery techniques (endoscopic surgery).

“They can help and realise the new way of the surgery and we can have a chance to co-operate with each other,” he said.

“Some medical staff can go on to Taiwan for training and we are ready to provide facilities and training for them.”

He urged those who needed this medical assistance to make themselves available at the Labasa Hospital.

Fiji-based mission representative Filipe Hu said since 2014, more than 10 Taiwan mobile medical teams comprising more than 60 medical staff from the Cathay  General Hospital have conducted more than 12,000 cardiology surgeries with a success rate of 98.5 per cent.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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