Fiji Time: 4:09 AM on Monday 22 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Know health status

Salaseini Moceiwai
Saturday, February 02, 2013

A MEDICAL team from Sahydri Groups of Hospitals in India is urging people to visit nearby medical facilities to know the status of their health.

The team visited the Labasa Hospital yesterday to conduct screening for patients with cardiac, orthopaedic (joint replacement, arthroscopy) and neurosurgery.

The hospital's director and neurosurgery, Doctor Charudutt Apte, said such facilities were meant for the people and it was only proper that they made use of them.

"The facilities will help people understand their health conditions and we can only detect the problems they are facing if they make an effort to visit health professionals," Dr Apte said.

"It's a common practice for most people worldwide to visit the health facilities only when their conditions are worse and this is not a good sign because the problem is usually difficult to solve."

Commenting on the screening activity in Labasa, Dr Apte said more than 200 patients were screened for brain, heart and joint-related issues.

"Some of these patients need further surgery and we only hope that there will be some arrangements done for them to be treated," he said.

"We are yet again advising people to take heed of health advice and ensure they have a healthy diet for the purpose of living a life free of health problems."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Millionth man
  2. Lapse of defence costly
  3. Mourinho urges Hazard
  4. Wardens win Mokani 7s meet
  5. Rodgers makes sharp exit
  6. $10m for State coffers
  7. In the top 3
  8. Police raid marijuana farms
  9. Swimming party turns sour, student in hospital
  10. Joy of sharing and caring this festive season

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. My boy, my hero Monday (15 Dec)
  3. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  4. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  6. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  7. Five-try Fiji forge Plate final berth Monday (15 Dec)
  8. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  9. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  10. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)