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Group of Fijians living in the US offering to help Government extend dialysis treatment to smaller towns

Group of Fijians living in the US offering to help Government extend dialysis treatment to smaller towns

By Alipate Narawa
Sunday 07/08/2022
[Photo: Fijian Government]

A group of Fijians living in the United States of America are generously offering their "helping hands" to help Government to extend dialysis treatment to smaller towns.

The group, which is made up of Fijians with medical backgrounds based in San Francisco, is offering their services for free to Fiji.

Group head Mr Daven Kumar, while presenting their project proposal to Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama in San Francisco last night, said their services will be solely focused on kidney patients who cannot afford dialysis treatment.

Kumar says that they will provide their services free of charge and aim to travel throughout Fiji to reach those in rural and maritime islands.

He says that they are happy to work with the Ministry of Health and the Government to ensure this project is up and running at the earliest possible time.

Prime Minister Bainimarama welcomed the project and advised the group to link up with relevant authorities in Fiji and discuss the necessary procedures and processes which they need to comply with.

Bainimarama thanked the group members for their generosity in giving back to their country in this form of service.

Fiji's Honorary Consul in San Francisco, Mr Jay Singh has committed $US50,000 towards the project.

Mr Singh said his commitment to the project is another way of showing solidarity and support to improve the lives back at home.

Prime Minister Bainimarama assured the Fijian diaspora that they are a central part of the Fiji story and Fiji welcomes their contributions to our social and economic development.

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