HEALTH CENTRE RECEIVES DONATION

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services received a timely donation of a new cardiac monitor/defibrillator.

The donation was made by Warwick Fiji to the Korolevu Health Centre yesterday.

Defibrillation is a common treatment for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias and ventricular fibrillation.

Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the heart with a device called a defibrillator.

The Minister for Health & Medical Services Hon Jone Usamate said they are grateful for the donation of much needed medical equipment.

?Korolevu Health Centre is located along a very busy highway and having such equipment will definitely assist in times of emergencies. We are grateful to the hoteliers, Warwick Fiji for fulfilling this need as the health centre also administers to tourists. I am aware that the hotel has also assisted with renovating the doctors and nurses quarters,? Usamate said.

Warwick Fiji is also providing the health centre with a Paediatric Pulse Oximeter which will assist in accessing sick children with respiratory infections.

The Korolevu Health Centre looks after 7 villages, 16 settlements, 4 resorts and 3 schools of a population of about 4000.

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