Fiji Time: 12:04 PM on Wednesday 28 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

High standard treatment

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A FORMER Fiji resident living in Australia who helped establish the first-ever dialysis unit at the Lautoka Hospital said he wanted to ensure ordinary Fijians had access to Australian standard treatment.

Ilyas Yaseen, a technician with extensive experience at the Royal Northshore Hospital in New South Wales, said he felt compelled to assist people with renal issues during a visit to the country in 2011.

Together with his partner Valerie Palmer and Rotary Australia, he acquired five dialysis machines worth $320,000 and installed them in the Lautoka and Labasa hospitals.

"We are trying to maintain an Australian standard of service in the way treatment is delivered to patients at the hospital," he said.

"The machines that we have set up at the Lautoka Hospital are among the most modern in the region.

"They have a six-stage filtration system and we believe that a lot of people will be assisted with these machines."

Lautoka Hospital medical superintendent Dr Luisa Cikamatana Rauto acknowledged the assistance offered by Mr Yaseen and his partner.

"At the present time, the dialysis treatment will only be offered to patients in the Intensive Care Unit," Dr Rauto said.

"Once we have the systems in place and completed the training required, we will offer this service to outpatients."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65410.6351
JPY 50.416947.4169
GBP 0.37940.3714
EUR 0.44140.4294
NZD 0.68580.6528
AUD 0.64930.6243
USD 0.49730.4803

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Thugs invade homes
  2. Bainimarama withdraws remark
  3. PM lodges complaint against MP
  4. Baby dies after allegedly falling out of vehicle
  5. Court sends rapist to jail
  6. Residents fall
  7. Minister confident in new job
  8. Rise 'justified'
  9. Villagers plead for proper crossing
  10. MSAF allays fears

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nurse is a lawyer Friday (23 Sep)
  2. Ali beats 'death sentence' Thursday (22 Sep)
  3. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  4. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  5. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. After Ben Ryan Thursday (22 Sep)
  8. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  9. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)
  10. Losing dad at Class 4 inspires Macanalagi Friday (23 Sep)