Health

CWM’s neurosurgical ward gets financial boost

The President of the Royal Commonwealth Society presented a cheque of $4000 to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital’s Neurosurgical Ward earlier this week. Mr Jinna said that fifteen years ago a project started in Canberra to try and assist the Neurosurgical Ward of the CWM Hospital where a three-member Neurosurgical team travelled to Fiji every […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

August 4, 2016 7:15 am

The President of the Royal Commonwealth Society presented a cheque of $4000 to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital’s Neurosurgical Ward earlier this week.

Kantilal Jinna presents cheque to Dr. Alan Biribo a Neuro Surgeon at CWM Hospital. (CWMH)
Kantilal Jinna presents the cheque to Dr Alan Biribo, a neurosurgeon at CWM Hospital. (CWMH)

Mr Jinna said that fifteen years ago a project started in Canberra to try and assist the Neurosurgical Ward of the CWM Hospital where a three-member Neurosurgical team travelled to Fiji every year to provide free service with the arrangement that funding will be given to the team to cover for their airfares and other associated expenses.

Fiji Airways has been providing assistance towards air travel while a non-governmental organisation, Action for Betterment of Community looks after the welfare and accommodation of the team.

He added that the Royal Commonwealth Society had managed to raise about 10,000 per annum for the past 15 years from Canberra, Sydney, Nadi and Fiji and the money that was donated today was the organisation’s savings. Mr Jinna hopes these funds will be used by the CWM Hospital’s Neurosurgical Ward to save many more lives.

On behalf of the Prime Minister and the Minister for Health, the Permanent Secretary for Prime Minister’s office Yogesh Karan thanked the team for their generous contribution.

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