‘Health On Wheels’
Super Successful Medical Camp In Lepanoni Village
Sai Prema Foundation Fiji’s ‘Health on Wheels’ medical camp supported by Bula Medical Support was conducted in Lepanoni village in Deuba on Saturday, February 22, 2020.
A team of over 50 health professionals, doctors, members of Sai Prema Foundation and One Fiji Group volunteers spent their Saturday serving 270 people in Lepanoni village in Deuba.
In a span of five hours, villagers of the area were given medical and dental consultations and medications, totally FREE of charge.
As per ‘Health on Wheels’ coordinator Namrata Tappoo, Services that were given to the villagers of Lepanoni included:
1. Health Screening by volunteers from Diabetes Fiji, Medical Laboratory Science students, staff of Sanjeevani Medical Centre and Navua Health Centre.
2. General Medical consultations by Senior Physicians, General Practitioners and Medical Officers from the Ministry of Health.
3. Specialist consultations by a Psychiatrist from Health in Kind, Australia and a Psychiatrist from St. Giles Hospital, Fiji.
4. Dental consultations and procedures by volunteer Dentists.
5. Diabetes advocacy and counseling and Blood Sugar testing by Diabetes Fiji.
6. Heart screening for Children using HD Steth, an intelligent stethoscope with an integrated EKG.
7. Eye screening and dispensation of reading glasses by Navua Hospital eye nurse.
8. Physiotherapy Services by a volunteer Private Physiotherapist.
9. Dietary advice and counseling by a Dietitian from Sanjeevani Medical Centre.
10. Obstetrics and Gynecology 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' served all the volunteers at the medical camp with a sumptuous lunch, courtesy of Bula Medical Support.
13. First Aid Kit gifted to Lepanoni Village.
14. Men’s Health advocacy and counseling by members of Suva Golden Oldies Rugby Club.
Sai Prema Foundation Fiji has been conducting ‘Health on Wheels’ Free medical camps in conjunction with the Ministry of Health for the past three years with over 5,000 patients being crucially benefitted from this project.