Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Gifts to hospitals in Vanua Levu

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The hospitals' requirements are often more than what the Fiji Health Department can give so gifts from overseas are always welcome.  An example is given below - in today's Fiji Times.  Our local Rotary Donation in Kind sent many containers to Fiji for schools and hospitals but there is often a problem at the wharf with extra costs and even duties demanded.  It is easier to send to other countries in the South Pacific and South East Asia. Yesterday our Fiji Geelong Friendship Club packed four large boxes with items to send to a primary school in Ra area so we hope and pray it will get there on the next boat.

Help for hospitals

Serafina Silaitoga
Thursday, October 17, 2013
ABOUT $80,000 worth of medical equipment has been given to the people of Vanua Levu to use at the Labasa and Savusavu hospitals.
Given by the Friends of Fiji Health team from New Zealand, the equipment include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, medication and other apparatus for emergency cases and hospital wards.
Group trustee Rajesh Chaudhary said this was the second visit to the North.
"Our donation first came last year with another group and we didn't come to the North but stayed in Viti Levu," he said.
"This year, we travelled here because we thought remote areas such as this would need it more."
Labasa Hospital board of visitors chairman Ami Kohli said the gift was of great assistance to the hospital and the people of Labasa.

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