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Hospital invites kids for orthopedic clinics

Shayal Devi
Saturday, February 10, 2018

CHILDREN with orthopedic issues in the Western Division can take advantage of free clinics organised by the Shriners Hospitals for Children next week.

A team from the Hawaii-based institute will be in the West on Tuesday and parents have been encouraged to visit the physio department at the Nadi Hospital to find out how their children can be assisted.

The clinic in Nadi will end on Thursday.

After this, the team will move to Labasa Hospital on February 19. The final clinic will be held at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital's children's ward in Suva from February 20 to February 22.

"We provide care for children under the age of 18 who have different conditions such as birth defects of hips, arms and legs, deformities of the spine, serious complications from bone infections, sports injuries, some burn scars and some cerebral palsy conditions," a statement from Shriners said.

"Shriners Hospitals' team of orthopedic surgeons will diagnose and evaluate all children under the age of 18 who have orthopedic problems.

"Please bring your child, along with their Fiji medical card to one of the locations between 8.30am and 3.30pm so that they may be examined by one of our specialists."

A number of children have received treatment for orthopedic conditions at the Hawaii hospital over the years.

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