Dilkusha Children Get Free Medical Check-Ups At The Sanjeevani Medical Centre

On February 2, 2019, the members and volunteers of Sai Prema Foundation Fiji and staff of Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre were given the opportunity to serve the ‘Children of God’ from Dilkusha Children’s Orphanage Home. The staff and most importantly, its inhabitants, the children were served!

Children and staff of Dilkusha Orphanage outside the Medical Centre

Dr Krupali Tappoo – Medical Coordinator of Sai Prema Foundation addressing the gathering in front of the Prime Minister of Fiji Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama

The Prime Minister and Mrs. Bainimarama celebrating the Birthdays of some of the children and also staff of the Medical centre

Group photo with the children, the Honoured guests and Dr. Rabbit

23 children and five staff members were given free general medical check-ups by the staff of the Medical Centre along with assistance from many volunteers which included volunteer dental professionals and others.

Staff and children of Dilkusha Orphanage were treated to lunch afterwards

The Prime Minister with Dr. Rabbit

The Prime Minister with Dr. Krupali Tappoo and the Chairman of the Foundation Mr. Mahendra Tappoo interacting with some of the children who were undergoing check-ups at the medical centre

The Prime Minister looked at the forms used to record patient details, diagnoses etc.

Whilst the check-ups were in full swing, Mrs. Mary Bainimarama arrived unexpectedly with the Prime Minister, Hon. Bainimarama, as a surprise! Everyone was simply delighted to see the chief guests at the Medical Centre!

The Prime Minister reviewed the medical software used at the Centre

Dr. Artika with one of the children of Dilkusha Orphanage

Mrs. Bainimarama interacting with the children undergoing their check-ups at the medical centre

Dr. Manisha with one of the children of Dilkusha Orphanage

Upon arrival, they greeted and chatted with all the children of the Home and the staff and volunteers. The Prime Minister also took the opportunity to look at the Centre’s operations in detail. Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre, in partnership with the Fiji Ministry of Health offers quality health care for the underprivileged and needy people of Fiji totally free of cost. The Centre has already seen more than 3000 patients since the Prime Minister officially inaugurated the Centre on the April 27, 2018.

The Prime Minister and Mrs. Bainimarama checking on the little children inside the play area at the medical centre

The Prime Minister also met some of the Dentists and dental volunteers of the day along with the children

Group Photo with our guests of Honor and members of Sai Prema Foundation (Fiji)

From L to R: Namrata Tappoo – Medical Centre Coordinator, Jyoti Tappoo – ‘Be a Hero’ Project Coordinator (Central), Prime Minister of Fiji, Mahendra Tappoo – Chairman & Founding Trustee of SPF, Maya Tappoo – Founding Trustee of SPF and Dr. Krupali Tappoo – Medical Coordinator of SPF

Some of the children of Dilkusha Home who had their birthdays were also called up and a birthday cake was cut in the presence of the Prime Minister and Mrs. Bainimarama. Lots of photos and selfies were taken with the honourable couple. They were both very happy to be part of the event. The children were also delighted and motivated with their presence and loving interaction.

Group photo with some of the members of the foundation along with our Honored Guests Prime Minister of Fiji and Mrs. Bainimarama

Guests of Honor bidding farewell

Gratitude and farewell of the Honored guests

The Chairman also invited the honored guests to visit again

After check-ups were completed, a sumptuous lunch was served to all. The medical and dental team were happy with the general health of the children and staff. Some referrals were given for further follow ups with specialists.

Overall, it was a great treat for the children as well as those involved in the special medical clinic. Prior to the Medical Centre’s establishment, the Sai Prema Foundation offered free medical clinics to the Dilkusha Orphanage through its free medical outreach project known as ‘Health on Wheels’ and as part of its ‘Children of God’ Project, which aims to care for the needs of Fiji’s orphaned children. With the establishment of the Medical Centre base, this has allowed the foundation to better serve the poor and underprivileged, including charitable institutions and orphanages who get access to quality medical care totally free of cost!