The Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre has served more than 12,000 people, completely free of cost.
This was highlighted by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while speaking during the Sai Prema Foundation Fiji’s 4th Anniversary.
Bainimarama says they have also saved the lives of 73 children by bringing in overseas specialists to operate on Fijian children who have congenital heart disease.
He adds this has brought happiness to many families and these children now have a real future thanks to the foundation.
Bainimarama says the work of the Sai Prema Foundation comes from the heart.
He adds money really is nothing without a noble purpose and true compassion.
Meanwhile, Bainimarama and his wife, Mary Bainimarama have been announced as the patron and patroness of the Sai Sanjeeavani Children’s Heart Hospital.
They have also announced 7 Heart Ambassadors who are Fiji 7s coach, Gareth Baber, Jerry Tuwai, Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes, New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji Jonathan Curr, French Ambassador to Fiji Jean-François Fitou, the EU Ambassador to the Pacific Sujiro Seam and Deputy British Commissioner to Fiji, Paul Walsh.
The Director of Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre, Dr Krupali Tappoo says almost 2,000 children have been screened for free.
She says in four years, the Foundation has implemented over a dozen of projects and initiatives which has impacted the lives of thousands of ordinary Fijians.
Dr. Tappoo says all services rendered by the Foundation are totally free of cost whether it be medical check-ups, children’s heart screenings and surgeries, food distribution or any other specialist services.
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