Health On Wheels
Outreach Medical Camp In Ucunivanua, Tailevu
Saturday 16th November 2019
A team of over 70 Doctors, Health Professionals, One Fiji Volunteers and Members of Sai Prema Foundation spent their Saturday serving 225 people in Ucunivanua District School, rural Tailevu. In a span of five hours, villagers of the region were given medical and dental consultations and medications totally FREE of charge!
Services that were given to the villagers of Ucunivanua included:
1. Health Screening by volunteers from Diabetes Fiji, Medical Laboratory Science students and staff of Korovou Health Centre.
2. General Medical Consultations by Senior Physicians, General Practitioners and Medical Officers from the Ministry of Health.
3. Specialist consultations by Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatrist from Health in Kind, Australia.
4. Dental consultations and procedures by Dentists from Fiji National University and the Ministry of Health.
5. Diabetes advocacy and counselling and Blood Sugar testing by Diabetes Fiji
6. Heart screening for children by visiting Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Shahn Horrocks from Health in Kind Australia.
7. Eye screening and dispensation of reading glasses by Pacific Eye Institute.
8. Physiotherapy Services by Private and Public volunteer Physiotherapists.
9. Dietary advice and counselling by a Dietitian from Korovou Hospital and a Dietitian in private practice.
10. Obstetrics and Gynaecology services provided by Oxfam Women’s Wellness Centre.
11. Free medications dispensed by volunteer Pharmacists and Pharmacy students from Fiji National University
12. Sai Annapoorna, who served the children at the medical camp with a sumptuous lunch.
13. First Aid Kit which was gifted to Ucunivanua District School.
14. Live Entertainment and Music, provided by Fiji Police Band courtesy of Diabetes Fiji in commemoration of World Diabetes Month.
Participating in this very successful Medical Camp were two visiting specialists from Australia; Dr. Georgina Brunton, a Psychiatrist who specialises in the mental health of children and adolescents and Ms. Shahn Horrocks, a Paediatric Nurse Practitioner who has over 20 years of experience in acute clinical and primary health care settings, with her main passion being paediatrics and training of other health professionals. Both of them volunteered their services at the outreach on the day and also offered a week-long free consultations to the general public, by appointment, at the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre, Nasese, Suva!