Disabilities

Korolevu Health Centre gets new mobility devices

The Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation in partnership with Spinal Injury Association and Warwick Foundation handed over $17million worth of mobility devices to Korolevu Health Centre for the Tikina Komave and Tikina Korolevuiwai. The partnership came about when the need was identified by the Dr Elizabeth Dass and the medical team from Korolevu Health Centre. The Team […]

Luke Nacei

August 1, 2016 7:46 am

The Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation in partnership with Spinal Injury Association and Warwick Foundation handed over $17million worth of mobility devices to Korolevu Health Centre for the Tikina Komave and Tikina Korolevuiwai.

Foundation-Hands-Over-$17,000-of-Mobility-Devices. (Vodafone ATH)
Foundation-Hands-Over-$17,000-of-Mobility-Devices. (Vodafone ATH)

The partnership came about when the need was identified by the Dr Elizabeth Dass and the medical team from Korolevu Health Centre.

The Team from Tamavua Rehab screened the cases and also help them with required devices.

Fina Nauloga of Namatakula Village of Tikina Komave, who is in her mid forty had her leg, and arm got amputated due to falling victim of an accident.

Ms Nauloga, a recipient of mobility device, said that she was using a wrong device not until the Team came and did proper measurement and gave what suits me best.

NAULOGA: “With joy of happiness and tears in her eyes, she thanked the team and said that words may not be enough as this is really going to change my life.”

Mr Joshko Wakaniyasi, Executive Director of Spinal Injury Association said their partnership has seen them reaching to larger populace and helping the needy to get the suitable mobility devices.

Board of Visitors Chairman for Sigatoka Hospital and Korolevu Health Centre and Regional General Manager Warwick Hotels and Resorts – Pacific, Mr Dean Swaagman thanked the partners for the concerted effort.and said that such partnerships have the potential to help those in need.

She said that such partnerships have the potential to help those in need.

SWAAGMAN: “We are happy as today we will see smiles on the faces of those in need, said Ms. Mereisi Ratulevu, Community Liaison Officer for Warwick Hotels and Resorts Fiji. In addition, she said that we will continue to identify needs of our communities and access support where possible.”

Foundation Executive Ambalika Devi confirmed that Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation in collaboration with Spinal Injury Association and its network partners have brought in over $20 million worth of mobility devices and medical supplies to help those that need them.

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