Fiji Time: 6:06 PM on Sunday 23 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65020.6312
JPY 51.786748.7867
GBP 0.39950.3915
EUR 0.44950.4375
NZD 0.68980.6568
AUD 0.64760.6226
USD 0.49350.4765



Exchange Rate updated on 21st October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Death probe
  2. Love conquers all
  3. Times online uploads moved to 10am
  4. LTA warns on permits
  5. More nurses needed
  6. Ruci captures award
  7. Fiji to lead .5 degree challenge
  8. Hotel staff clean up foreshore
  9. Couple give books to cyclone-ravaged schools
  10. EU ready to help

Top Stories this Week

  1. Former flight attendant invests in farming business Wednesday (19 Oct)
  2. Calls for USP vice chancellor to step down Tuesday (18 Oct)
  3. 'I heard Soko screaming in pain' Friday (21 Oct)
  4. A daughter's sacrifice Thursday (20 Oct)
  5. Dad's cry for justice Tuesday (18 Oct)
  6. Rugby offer Monday (17 Oct)
  7. 'I never knew Soko' Thursday (20 Oct)
  8. Hero's welcome Wednesday (19 Oct)
  9. 18 workers on the run Tuesday (18 Oct)
  10. My heart cries out Monday (17 Oct)