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Home Residents Happy with Free Medical Check-Ups, Lunch

The medical centre at Muanikau is run by the Sai Prema Foundation Fiji, which is a charitable organisation with like-minded people who want to serve the community.
26 May 2019 10:25
Home Residents Happy with Free Medical Check-Ups, Lunch
Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Padmaja and Mahendra Tappoo with volunteers at the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre as they hosted residents of the Father Law Home for a medical check and lunch on May 25, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Seventeen residents of Father Law Home in Lami were treated to a free general medical check-up and lunch at the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre in Suva yesterday.

The medical centre at Muanikau is run by the Sai Prema Foundation Fiji, which is a charitable organisation with like-minded people who want to serve the community.

Foundation chairman Mahendra Tappoo said the organisation was supporting the Government in its efforts to serve the people of Fiji.

“We invite the public to come for free medical checks from Monday to Friday and we have decided to serve the different institutions in the country on Saturday,” he said.

“It was an outing for the residents of Father Law Home to come here. They were overjoyed. They had a free general medical check-up and had lunch organised by the centre.

“We could have taken our doctors to the home but we have all the medical facilities at the centre so we got them over here.

“We have done a similar thing with orphanages and we plan to do it for other institutions where you have children and adults.

“There are a lot of people doing good work. People go to the institutions with food and clothes but the residents of these homes also need medical care.”

Mr Tappoo said the Foundation was doing a unique thing for poor and needy people.

He said apart from providing free medical checks, the centre was also giving medicines free to people.

“The Foundation is a platform for anybody to join as a volunteer and serve the community,” he said.

Mr Tappoo said the centre was for everyone, but particularly for the poor and needy people in the community.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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