Thumbs Up for Sai Prema Foundation

Stu­dents, staff mem­bers of Mont­fort Boys Town get free med­i­cal clinic.

Fiji Sun - - Nation - Source: Sai Prema Foundation

The Sai Prema Foundation Fiji has been praised for its “noble en­deav­ours” as far as med­i­cal ser­vices are con­cerned. The com­men­da­tion comes af­ter 103 res­i­dents and staff mem­bers of Mont­fort Boys Town from Veis­ari were hosted to free med­i­cal check­ups by the med­i­cal team at the Sri Sathya San­jee­vani Med­i­cal Cen­tre in Nas­ese, Suva, last Satur­day. Mont­fort Boys Town di­rec­tor Brother Jim Mad­vana said: “And I wish more of th­ese med­i­cal check­ups are or­gan­ised for the stu­dents be­fore they grad­u­ate and leave the in­sti­tu­tion.”

The med­i­cal team com­prised of the San­jee­vani Med­i­cal Cen­tre staff and vol­un­teers. This spe­cial med­i­cal clinic was ded­i­cated to serv­ing the stu­dents of the in­sti­tu­tion, at the in­vi­ta­tion of the Sai Prema Foundation Fiji. The foundation runs the char­i­ta­ble med­i­cal cen­tre, in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Min­istry of

Health. The foundation’s med­i­cal camp co-or­di­na­tor, Nam­rata Tap­poo, said the spe­cial clinic was a won­der­ful suc­cess.

The med­i­cal ser­vices avail­able on the day in­cluded:

Health Screen­ing by the nurses, lab­o­ra­tory and med­i­cal stu­dents from Uni Fiji and Fiji Na­tional Univer­sity;

gen­eral med­i­cal con­sul­ta­tions by se­nior physi­cians, GP’s and med­i­cal of­fi­cers from the Min­istry of Health and Med­i­cal Ser­vices;

eye screen­ing by the Op­tique Eye Care team;

den­tal con­sul­ta­tions and pro­ce­dures by den­tists from the Min­istry of Health and Fiji Na­tional Univer­sity;

di­etary ad­vice and coun­selling by the di­eti­tian from Sri Sathya Sai San­jee­vani Med­i­cal Cen­tre;

heart screen­ing us­ing the lat­est heart screen­ing de­vice – HD Steth; and

free med­i­ca­tions were dis­pensed by vol­un­teer phar­ma­cists.

The stu­dents were given a health and well­ness talk, and a ‘Gift of Life’ free chil­dren’s heart surg­eries aware­ness video was shown to them. All the stu­dents, staff mem­bers and vol­un­teers were served lunch af­ter the clinic. A first aid kit was also pre­sented to Mont­fort Boys Town. Free bus trans­port from and to Mont­fort Boys Town was also pro­vided.

Photo: Sai Prema Foundation

Stu­dents of Mont­fort Boys Town with the San­jee­vani med­i­cal cen­tre staff, vol­un­teers and foundation mem­bers at the free med­i­cal clinic.

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