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$2000 cancer gift

Sheenal Sharma
Friday, November 30, 2012

THE Fiji Human Resources Institute (FHRI) gave $2000 to the Fiji Cancer Society to help provide better facilities for patients.

Speaking at a cocktail event at the Fiji National University hall in Nasese on Wednesday, society vice-president Dr Tukaha Mua said the money would go into a bank account.

"We have nearly $400,000 in the bank now," he said.

Dr Mua said the money would be spent on cab fares for cancer patients, providing food for them and carrying out awareness campaigns. He said the incidence of cancer in Fiji had gone up with cervical and breast cancer being the most common and the biggest killers of women in the country.

FHRI president Balbeer Singh said the money would cater for better equipment to treat cancer as well as improve awareness programs throughout the country.

He said such programs would ensure people were aware of cancer.

"You will not be able to do anything about cancer once it gets to the extreme," he said, adding it could happen to anybody and at any time.