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Doctor stresses importance of screening

Salaseini Moceiwai
Monday, February 04, 2013

SCREENING is very important because it helps health experts identify problems a patient has.

The statement was related to a group of patients at the Labasa Hospital by the director of the Sahyadri Group of Hospitals in India, Doctor Charudutt Apte last week.

Dr Apte and his team of specialists conducted free screening for more than 300 patients with cardiac, joint and brain-related problems on Friday.

He said it was an expensive exercise for patients to travel overseas for further medical treatment, thus it was crucial for them to take ownership and make use of health facilities near them for check-ups to know their health status.

"Any medical team like us who travel from overseas to conduct such a free service to the people of Fiji need a sizeable number of patients," he said.

"Make use of the opportunity and come forward so we can screen you and explain vividly your health condition.

"This is a huge favour for you as we leave our country and travel for hours only to provide our services closer to your doorstep."

Apart from cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and joint replacement, Dr Apte said they were also looking into providing other services.

"We have been visiting Fiji with our service for some time now and plans are afoot to bring in medical personnel who are specialised in kidney transplant.

"At least, this will help people save extra money as we will be providing such services for them."

Dr Apte thanked the Ministry of Health for giving them the opportunity to provide their generous service to the people of Fiji.


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