LDS Church hands over medical equipment and $50,000 to Sai Sanjeevani Children's Heart Hospital

LDS Church hands over medical equipment and $50,000 to Sai Sanjeevani Children's Heart Hospital

By Alipate Narawa
Friday 04/08/2023

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has handed over Steam-Sterilizer Equipment and an Ultra Sonic Washer to the Sai Sanjeevani Children's Heart Hospital.

During the handover, President of the Pacific Area of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Elder Taniela Wakolo says they are also giving $50,000 for families who are facing difficulties with transportation to and from the Hospital.

Elder Wakolo says on behalf of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints they would like to extend their appreciation and acknowledge Sai Prema Foundation’s efforts to serve the underprivileged people of Fiji and the Pacific by providing free heart surgeries to children with congenital heart disease at Sai Sanjeevani Children’s Hospital.

The equipment donated will be used for sterilizing instruments required for all surgeries as well as any sterilizing requirements of the Intensive Care Unit and the Ward areas.

He further says the sterilizer was purchased from Getinge, Australia and it was commissioned by them last week.

Sai Sanjeevani Hospital Director, Doctor Krupali Tappoo expressed her gratitude to the Trustees of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for this very timely donation to the Sai Sanjeevani Children’s Heart Hospital.

Dr Tappoo says with the regular surgical missions being conducted at the Sai Sanjeevani Children’s Heart Hospital, the donated equipment for CSSD will enhance the sterilizing capability of surgical instruments. She says the current sterilizer that they have has a capacity of 109 litres, while this new sterilizer has a capacity of 287 litres, and will greatly assist in sterilizing more surgical instruments at any given time.

The Director says the new ultrasonic washer will make it possible to clean intricate parts with little or no disassembly, because ultrasound will clean wherever the cleaning liquid gets in contact with a surface.

She further says they are extremely grateful to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for their kind donation, and adds the LDS church and Sai Prema Foundation Fiji share similar values in that love and service to humanity are important to both their organizations.

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