Taiwan provides free medicals

A Taiwan mobile medical team performing a surgery  on a patient. Picture: SUPPLIED

A MOBILE medical team from Taiwan’s Cathy General Hospital will be providing free medical services in the North.

People of the North are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity and get treated by physicians who specialise in ear-nose-throat (ENT) and thyroid goiter surgeries.

A statement by the Trade Mission of Republic of China (Taiwan) said the team included ENT doctors, Dr Wen-Hung Wang, Dr Chih-Hsien Liu, Dr Chih-Chiang Huang and Dr Jui-Ying Lee (Radiology).

They also have two nurses, one coordinator and Chia-Chia Chien who is a radiation technologist.

The one week series of surgeries and training will begin with a consultation clinic on Monday (May 28) afternoon at the Labasa Hospital.

The statement also says that the thyroid goiter surgeries will also be performed at the hospital.

“Patients with conditions including thyroid goiter and ear, nose, throat problems are urged to contact the surgical unit at the Labasa Hospital for an appointment,” the statement said.

The free medical services will end on Friday, June 1.

The Cathay General Hospital which is assigned by the Taiwan Government has formed eight mobile medical teams to Fiji since 2014 to provide free medical services.

Fijians who have accessed and benefitted from their services include those living in  Kadavu, Rakiraki, Ba, Tauvua, Lautoka, Sigatoka, Korolevu , Lomaiwai, Cuvu, Labasa, Nabouwalu , Savusavu, Seaqaqa, Labasa, Nabouwalu, Savusavu and Suva.