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Medics help sickly

Atasa Moceituba
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ABOUT 150 people braved the hot and sunny weather outside Suva Ports yesterday as they waited patiently for the Peace Ark medical team to conduct free medical check-up.

Despite the long hours of waiting and standing in the long queue, there was excitement in the people's face as they waited for their chance to be called in and examined by the medical team.

Senior citizens, infants included, were part of this opportunity.

As for 60-year-old Mere Nacua, this was something she could only imagine.

She said people rarely had this kind of opportunities and should make use of it when it was available.

She said she left home around 7am and didn't mind waiting.

Ms Nacua said she overheard her neighbours talking about the medical services provided by the floating ship and decided to check it out for herself.

Thirty-year-old Anil Kumar said he was satisfied with the services provided by the Peace Ark medical team. "Members of the public should come and see for themselves the medical services provided by them," Mr Kumar said.

Organisers have encouraged the people to use those services that have been provided free of charge.

Peace Ark co-ordinating officer Josefa Bolaqace said their initial target was to assist and examine 400 patients per day.

"From 8am this morning till 11 o'clock, we've almost reached our target of 400. Now we are planning to try and co-ordinate and facilitate all the people who are here this morning," Mr Bolaqace said.

He said the services provided by the team commenced from 8am to 5pm.

Mr Bolaqace said despite the high turn-out, the team were ready and willing to assist the people.








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