$2k equipment for diabetes centre

Apco Coating Colour Explosion founders Paula Benn (front) with Pritika Mala sort out the CareSens strips and lancets that were donated to the Lautoka Hospital. Picture BALJEET SINGH

AS part of its community program, The Colour Explosion Fiji has given $2000 worth of equipment to the Lautoka Diabetes Hub Centre.

The proceeds were raised during the annual Rang-De-Viti walk organised in the Sugar City. Among the items given was one carton containing 50 packets of CareSens strips along with lancets.

Divisional medical officer west Dr Susana Nakalevu thanked the organisation for their support throughout the years.

“We have been working in partnership with them for the past few years,” she said.

“These strips donated will be used at our diabetes hub because they have the machine there and it will be used for our young diabetics. “We are thankful that we have been given this.”

The Colour Explosion Fiji president Paula Benn said this was the fifth year of existence for the group.

The group has also given a number of items including blood pressure machines, scales, multi-media projector and diabetes monitoring equipment.

About $2000 has also been given by The Colour Explosion Fiji to the Western Fiji Cancer Society to assist cancer patients and their families access treatment and medical checks.

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