ABOUT 2000 people have been examined by 51 medical professionals from Australia and Fiji during the week-long Sathya Sai medical camp in the Western Division.
Australian Sai medical team leader Dr Gunu Naker said his team comprised 43 specialists, including two psychologists.
"We have been coming for about seven years now and every year we see new things that need to be addressed, and so we bring over these professionals to help us with our clinics," Dr Naker said.
"The response this year has been great. In our first medical clinic in Ellington, Rakiraki, we examined about 474 patients and the next one we had about 480 and then in Sabeto we saw 674.
"Our eye clinic has been very busy with people coming in needing retinal scans and we even give free spectacles to those who need them."
Dr Naker said over the past seven years, the group had observed an increase in different disease trends.
"We've been to Vanua Levu and the greater parts of Viti Levu and every year there has been fluctuations and many new medical issues that need to be addressed.
"For NCDs, we have seen an increase and we are bringing specialists for that.
"Women's health is also one of our major priorities and we have gynaecologists who conduct free Pap smears and general check-ups for women.
"We also have councillors who conduct preventative medical awareness to women and men while they wait to be inspected."
According to the Sath Sai Organiation, these camps were organised mostly in rural and remote locations of the main islands.
Consultations are usually provided by family physicians, dentists, paediatricians, obstetricians, gynaecologists, optometrists, ophthalmologists and psychologists.
All services including consultation, medication, dental prosthetics, and optical are provided at no cost.
The group will be in Korovuto Secondary School in Nadi today.