Nadi Firm Brings in Six ECG Mon­i­tors

Min­istry of Health thanks Yees for del­i­cate ma­chines pro­vi­sion

Fiji Sun - - Nation - WAISEA NASOKIA Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

ANadi-based com­pany, Yees Cold Stor­age Seafood Lim­ited, as part of its com­mu­nity ini­tia­tive, handed over six Elec­tro­car­dio­gram (ECG) mon­i­tors to the Min­istry of Health on Mon­day.

This is in a bid to fill a much-needed ma­chine in short sup­ply and is crit­i­cal to mon­i­tor­ing pa­tient’s heart and could prove to be life­sav­ing. Yees Cold Stor­age di­rec­tor Doreen Yee said the ma­chines were worth about $90,000 were do­nated to Yees by Prince Alexan­dra Hospi­tal in Bris­bane. “These type of equip­ment are ex­pen­sive and there is never enough avail­able hence such do­na­tion helps to fill the real need in Fiji’s health sys­tem,” Ms Yee said. “The com­pany took the lib­erty to sea freight and worked with the Gov­ern­ment de­part­ments to make this do­na­tion pos­si­ble as our so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity for the peo­ple who need it the most.” She said it was re­alised that most hos­pi­tals had only one ma­chine hence it was nom­i­nated for each ma­chine to be handed over to hos­pi­tals in­clud­ing Si­ga­toka, Nadi, Tavua, Raki­raki, and Suva.

Di­vi­sional med­i­cal of­fi­cer West Dr Su­sana Nakalevu re­ceived the equip­ment on be­half of the Min­istry of Health and thanked Yees Cold Stor­age for as­sist­ing in de­liv­er­ing the ser­vices through the ECG mon­i­tors. “At the min­istry we are re­ally grate­ful for this sup­port as we do rely on the mem­ber of the pub­lic and other or­gan­i­sa­tions,” she said. “As you all know that we face a lot of chal­lenges in re­sources and this comes in timely as we do need these spe­cial ma­chines to as­sist in ser­vice de­liv­er­ies in the western divi­sion.”

Yees Cold Stor­age di­rec­tor Doreen Yee (front left) hands over the ECG ma­chines to di­vi­sional med­i­cal of­fi­cer West Dr Su­sana Nakalevu at Na­maka, Nadi, Mon­day. Photo: Waisea Nasokia.

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