Outrigger on the Lagoon · Fiji in conjunction with the Coral Coast Hotels Association will host the Benevolent Mission International (BMI clinic) eye specialists from November 1st – 9th. A team of 11 specialists will be in the country to conduct eye checks and surgery for people in Sigatoka.
This is the 18th year the BMI will be returning to Fiji to conduct these clinics.
This year the team is being accommodated at the Outrigger on the Lagoon · Fiji and as a token of their appreciation will review and treat 50 staff with eye problems.
Outrigger on the Lagoon · Fiji General Manager Peter Hopgood stated that the resort is delighted to host the team of specialists who will render much needed assistance to the people of Sigatoka.
“When we were approached by the BMI team for accommodation assistance we didn’t think twice about offering our help as the assistance that is being provided by these specialists to the people of Sigatoka and to our staff is immeasurable”, Mr. Hopgood stated.
“Our staff are also very fortunate to be given an opportunity to get their eyes checked and treated by these specialists as we know how important having good eye sight with proper eye wear is for their lives, our business and the tourism industry as a whole”, Mr. Hopgood added.
According to the BMI website ‘www.eyemissions.com’ the team is expected to review around 600 patients and perform around 75 eye surgeries.
Each year, BMI has sent a team to Fiji to help provide medical and surgical care for the underserved. Over the past three years, at the suggestion of the Fijian government, the BMI teams have been working in Sigatoka, where there was a large population essentially without eyecare. Over the years, BMI has donated an operating microscope, a lensometer, and a keratometer to the Sigatoka Hospital.
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