Fiji Time: 3:37 AM on Tuesday 27 September

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.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64960.6306
JPY 50.552947.5529
GBP 0.37940.3714
EUR 0.43930.4273
NZD 0.68810.6551
AUD 0.65150.6265
USD 0.49550.4785

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rawaca boosts program
  2. Judge convicts pastor in rape trial
  3. 'Stop this nonsense'
  4. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser
  5. Nausori runway closed, flights cancelled
  6. Ba fires warning shot, beats Suva
  7. Couple brings Happy Time Coffee to Labasa
  8. Transit hub
  9. Work on 10-acre plot to start soon
  10. Order paper

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nurse is a lawyer Friday (23 Sep)
  2. Ali beats 'death sentence' Thursday (22 Sep)
  3. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  4. Pastor makes case in rape trial Wednesday (21 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. Under-20 named Tuesday (20 Sep)
  10. Losing dad at Class 4 inspires Macanalagi Friday (23 Sep)