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Medical treat for 900

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, March 01, 2013

EIGHT villages in the Yasawa group were treated to free medical and dental care by a team of doctors from the US.

Over a course of eight days, the team from the Los Angeles-based University of California (UCLA) examined more than 900 patients.

The dental team met a total of 259 patients, extracted 213 teeth, and completed 135 fillings while the medical team saw more than 760 patients.

Dentist Linda Kwasny said the group's first mission to Fiji for 2013 went incredibly well with no hiccups.

"The dental contingent was led by board members, Prosthodontist and UCLA professor Bob Duell," said Ms Kwasny.

"The medical team hit the water each day to travel by boat, setting up clinics on different rural islands. It was hot, the seas were often rough and they were occasionally swamped by patients. They never complained and always returned with great stories about their day," she said.

"These incredibly organised and intrepid people saw a total of 761 patients in eight different villages," she added.

The group visited the country under the Loloma Foundation.


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