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More Good News For Cancer Patients

There is good news for cancer patients and families who are having difficulties buying medicine from local pharmacies. Under their Medicine Facilitation Programme of Medivisor Health from New Delhi, they
17 Dec 2018 11:25
More Good News For Cancer Patients
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There is good news for cancer patients and families who are having difficulties buying medicine from local pharmacies.

Under their Medicine Facilitation Programme of Medivisor Health from New Delhi, they would send the medicine from India to patients here who travelled to India for treatment so as not to compromise the treatment.

From now onwards, all cancer patients who had visited Medivisor Health for treatment, travelled to India on their own or through some other channel, will be covered in the programme.

Fiji will be the first country in the Pacific that will be part of the programme.

“We have been working in the Fiji market for three years now and feel strongly bonded with it,” said director Kumar Sushant.

“People of Fiji are very loving and acknowledging. We intend to help them with a complete treatment solution and not just with getting treatment in India.”

The cost of the medicine depends on the request. The total order value should be $FJ250 or more.

After three years of operation in Fiji, Mr Sushant said they now had three information centres – in Suva, Pacific Harbour and Nadi. These centres will help guarantee that the patients receive the medicine after their payment is done.

“We hope to help at least 300 to 400 patients in 2019,” he said.

“Postage option is being looked at if there are no Fijians travelling from India to Fiji.

“For now, we will be accepting medicine facilitation requests only if we have Fiji patients travelling back around the day patients want the medicine.

“This should not be a problem as we have 15 to 20 Fijians coming to us for treatment and going back

every month. Patients can order medicine in bulk to avoid any shortage problem.”

Efforts will also be made to arrange all medicine except the ones in liquid form and the ones requiring statutory permissions or temperature control.

The selection criteria of the Medicine Facilitation Programme includes the age, diagnosis, prognosis, financial condition of the family and the ability to do self- fundraising.

“There will be a committee in place to filter out the genuine cases,” Mr Sushant said.

“Medicine shall be sent only after multiple checks to safeguard them from consuming expired or wrongly delivered medicines.

“Also, patients shall be advised to consume the medicine only after getting it verified from their local doctors/ pharmacies.”

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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