Fiji Time: 3:15 AM on Tuesday 23 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Overwhelming response

Shayal Devi
Thursday, March 13, 2014

THE response to the visiting doctors from Shriners Hospital for Children in Hawaii has been overwhelming.

Hospital representative Rob Leacock said they've seen 57 children since the clinics started on Tuesday.

"The patients coming in have been more than we can handle," he said.

"We actually had to send some children away on Tuesday because we could not accommodate them.

"Yesterday, we had about 82 children coming to the clinic. There are two doctors and a nurse and we run the clinics from 8am to 5pm."

Mr Leacock said the clinic in Lautoka had been successful and children who had been treated in Hawaii were also seen by the doctors.

"There have been about 10 children that have come in so far for medical check-ups and these children have already been to Hawaii.

"We have more children leaving for Hawaii soon and one is actually leaving on March 18. Presently, we have about eight children still undergoing treatment in Hawaii."

Mr Leacock said some of the most common forms of orthopedic conditions that children had and sought treatment for included club feet, bad hip, joint problems for knees and elbows and unhealed broken bones.

The clinics for Lautoka ends today and the team will move on to Labasa on March 17 before attending to cases in Suva for two days from March 18.





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. Drunk doctor claim
  2. Axed but at peace
  3. Police, FRCA raid uncover $A30m of heroin
  4. Stranded on vessel
  5. Dream come true
  6. Check the meat
  7. Love heals the pain
  8. House collapses after minor landslide
  9. Educationist calls it a day
  10. Perseverance pays off

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  3. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  4. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  6. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  7. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  8. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)
  9. Drunk doctor claim Monday (22 Dec)
  10. Rugby star's emotional celebration with children Thursday (18 Dec)