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From Taiwan with love

Dawn Gibson
Thursday, November 08, 2012

A TEAM of medical specialists from Taiwan arrived this week to help villages and patients in the Sigatoka area.

The group consists of cardiologists, nurses, psychiatrists, dermatologists and paediatricians.

They are part of the International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) medical mission to Fiji.

"We have got a very strong line up this year and we believe that only by providing accessible and affordable health care, will we be able to help build a better nation," said the director and acting High Commissioner of the Trade Mission of Taiwan, Hommer Chang.

Minister for Health Dr Sharma said the team would target the Nadroga and Navosa areas as well as attend to patients working at the Sigatoka Hospital.

"All specialists will attend to patients and optimise their environments," Dr Sharma said.

He said the visit would also help upskill local doctors and nurses.

"It's a great way of interacting, learning and providing services for the people of Fiji," said Dr Sharma.

According to co-ordinator Vanessa Yi-Yin Lin, the team had been travelling to Fiji since 2010.