Free medical checkup for orphanage

Dr Abhijit Gogoi conducts a medical checkup at St Tabitha Home in Lautoka. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

TWENTY five young children of the Saint Tabitha Orphanage in Lautoka were treated to a free medical checkup by a team of doctors from the Umanand Prasad School of Medicine and Health Sciences Saweni Campus.

The lecturers led by Dr Abhijit Gogoi conducted standard medical examinations for each child as part of the school’s community outreach program.

“All year round we try and engage our communities through certain programs that allow us to give back,” he said.

“This time around we decided to do a medical clinic for the children at St Tabitha just to make sure that everyone is in good health.

“Generally, all of the children are healthy with only a few issues like dental and ear problems but we found one particular child would need an ECG so we will come back on Tuesday.

“This is the type of things that we try and do to make sure that the vulnerable in our communities are also taken care of.” Matron in charge Abbess Melani said this was the first time a medical team had visited the home.

“I would like to say a big thank you to the team at UniFiji coming to our home and blessing our children with free medical check ups,” she said.

“It is a great blessing for us because this is the first medical team to arrive into our home to help our children.

“They are a blessing to our children and I hope and pray that God will bless them for what they have done for our children.”

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