Mission accomplished for Singapore surgeons after saving 18 lives

Mission accomplished for Singapore surgeons after saving 18 lives

By Marika Rasekaseka
Thursday 13/07/2023

It was an emotional day for the management and staff of the Sai Sanjeevani Children’s Heart Hospital when they farewelled a team of professional surgeons from Singapore who have achieved their mission of saving lives in Fiji.

During the farewell, the Singapore surgeons were deeply touched by the gifts presented by the staff of Sai Prema and the farewell song sung by the staff, Isa Lei.

Pediatrician Dr Santosh Wadile says their team have accomplished their mission by saving 18 children during their successful operation at the Sai Prema Hospital.

Dr Wadile says through their journey to Fiji, they have done 300 checkups and have detected 30 heart issues and out of this, they have saved 18 lives within 2 weeks of their stay.

He adds parents need to know how to identify the symptoms of the heart issues that are affecting our children.

Dr Wadile says some of the symptoms that parents can identify is repeated cold fever, repeated chest infections, getting tired easily and excessive sweating.

He is pleading to parents to get their children checked at the Sai Prema Hospital and make sure there is early detection before it is too late.

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