Radiology centre opens in Suva

Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport Faiyaz Koya officiating in the launch of the Health Radiology Centre at Holiday Inn, Suva, on Thursday night. Picture: FIJIAN GOVERNMENT

Fijians residing along the Nabua-Korovou corridor can now access private radiology services after the launch of the Health Radiology Centre at Holiday Inn, Suva, on Thursday night.

Speaking at the centre launch, Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport Faiyaz Koya said radiology was one of the central nodes of any healthcare system.

He thanked the centre owner, Dr Amitesh Raj, and his team for their dedication and commitment.

“Radiology is one of the central nodes of any healthcare system,” Mr Koya said.

“They say the health and wealth of our people is the health and wealth of our economy.

“So when we elevate our services — be it education or health — we are directly contributing to the economy.

“And its modern services like today that help build a healthy Fiji.”

He said the way the radiology community rose to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic truly champions our presence and support to grow radiology in Fiji.

“During the pandemic, timely and accurate interpretation of radiographs played a vital front-line role in the diagnosis, grading and triaging of patients before their COVID-19 PCR test results were confirmed.

“This meant Fijian radiologists had to quickly prepare an approach, manage change and sustain its outcomes — clad in full PPEs, making it quite the challenge for radiologists.”

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