Sanjeevani medical centre to provide free heart screening

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama with the Minister for Health and Medical Services Hon. Ifereimi Waqainabete receive new medical equipment that will detect heart conditions. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE safety of our people, particularly our young people is paramount.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama highlighted this while officiating at the inauguration of the children’s heart screening centre within the Sanjeevani Medical centre in Suva today.

“Every parent deserves that same level of assurance when their child falls ill. Because of this new Heart Screening Centre, families whose children suffer from a cardiac-related illness will know that feeling of security; they will know there is hope for their child,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“There is no price tag you can place on that comfort. Luckily, thanks to the generosity of the Sai Prema Foundation, there’s no need to reduce that feeling to a dollar value, as the care offered by this treatment centre is provided free of cost,” he said.

Meanwhile young Fijians around the country will now access free heart screening that is available at the Sanjeevani Medical centre.

The centre will provide pediatric cardiac surgeries a specialist treatment that is now available on-site, for the first time in Fiji.

It will also offer general consultations, an in-house dietician to provide proactive care to combat Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) and help manage NCD symptoms.

The centre also provides an ECG for diagnostic purposes, a full slate of women’s health services, including pap-smears for cervical screening, and this centre will house visiting physicians who conduct specialist consultations.

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