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Heart boost

Avinesh Gopal
Saturday, March 29, 2014

A TEAM of medical professionals from Australia has completed screening heart patients for free surgery in May.

The Sydney Adventist Hospital team was at Suva's CWM Hospital yesterday screening patients referred to them by their doctors.

Open Heart International project co-ordinator Melanie Windus said doctors at Lautoka, Labasa and CWM hospitals screened patients and referred them to the team.

Visiting cardiologist Dr Susan Wright said people in Fiji with known heart problems should get checked.

"We have been very busy for the past few days, screening 25 adults and 25 children a day. With the support of the Health Ministry, we plan to operate on 50 patients in May," she said.

A team of six surgeons and 45 volunteers will arrive in May.

She said a shipment of more than three tonnes of important medical equipment would shortly be sent to Suva, including critical heart and lung machines.








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