2019/2020 National Budget: Fiji Navy to purchase recompressor diving chamber

THE Republic of the Fiji Navy will be purchasing a recompressor diving chamber to treat decompression sickness within the naval division.

The 2019/2020 national budget announced last Friday noted the allocation of $367,453 to allow for the purchase.

This funding will assist the RFNS Navy to treat decompression sickness such as gas embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning, gas gangrene resulting from diving – a vital measure to normalise body conditions and prevent related injuries and sickness.

According to the Government, this will be the first-of-its-kind diving chamber in Fiji, and will greatly enhance the country’s ability to rapidly assist those afflicted by diving emergencies, effectively minimising long-term dangers and fostering a safer diving environment for Fijians and tourists alike.

 

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