Fiji Time: 8:49 AM on Sunday 1 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Adjust, build and maintain

Litia Vulaidausiga
Saturday, August 30, 2014

A WEEK-LONG course in basic wheelchair assembling, maintenance, assessments and prescriptions began in Lautoka yesterday for Fiji National University physiotherapy students and rehabilitation workers from the Health Ministry.

"We are teaching them how to adjust, build and maintain wheelchairs and ensure that people are personally trained to prescribe them, including proper measurements of the children and adults who will use these, in order to fit correctly," said Jill Maginnity, international program manager of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, from Sydney, Australia.

Course co-ordinator Maria Waloki says they are working on assembling and prescribing 12 wheelchairs daily but will probably supply more for a list of recipients provided by various organisations.

"We thought to train them in the West because we haven't done training here before" she said.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. For sale!
  2. Van Gaal desperate for Champions League
  3. Dentists to be friendlier
  4. Reign of the Patels
  5. Non-violent response at state level
  6. NFU after new price
  7. Drua for Europe show
  8. Potential in film sector
  9. Water for 4000
  10. Women applaud UNCAT decision

Top Stories this Week

  1. Porn search: Fiji in top ten Friday (27 Feb)
  2. The last goodbye Tuesday (24 Feb)
  3. Bonus pay Tuesday (24 Feb)
  4. Dead in early morning plunge Friday (27 Feb)
  5. Wife's sorrow Wednesday (25 Feb)
  6. Bainimarama: Expect the rise Monday (23 Feb)
  7. JPs in corrupt practice Monday (23 Feb)
  8. Body find shocks duo Thursday (26 Feb)
  9. 3 walk free Thursday (26 Feb)
  10. A mother's anguish Wednesday (25 Feb)