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Surgeons ready to operate

Felix Chaudhary
Sunday, May 18, 2014

MORE than 200 people are being screened at the Lautoka Hospital by a visiting team of advanced orthopedic specialists and heart and neuro-surgeons from India.

Project co-ordinator Professor Manu Munibhargav said the team from the Sahyadri Group of Hospitals would begin operating from Tuesday.

"We are engaged in undertaking advanced tertiary care in the field of open heart surgery, joint replacement, orthopedic including Arthroscopy and complex neurosurgeries," he said.

"We have been visiting Fiji over the past two years and have conducted surgeries in various places like Labasa, Suva and Ba.

"During these visits we performed open heart surgeries at the CWM Hospital and conducted orthopedic surgeries and also performed complex neurosurgeries in Suva and Lautoka."

Prof Munibhargav said this time around, the team also received enquiries from patients from Australia and New Zealand.

"They are coming here because there is a long waiting line in their respective countries, and when you look at the price structure designed by the Ministry of Health, it is almost one quarter or one fifth of the price they would pay in their respective countries."

Health Ministry media liaison officer Sunil Chandra said the response from the public to the visiting team had been overwhelming.





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