KOICA gives equipment worth $8k to hospital

Dr Mike Kama, Medical Suprintendant, left, Dr RedwanAl-Karim Bhuiyan, Kapchae Ra, Country Director,KOICA Fiji Office and Dr Yi Ji Hyun, KOICA Volunteer, Dermatologist Korea during the donation yesterday - Friday, July 30, 2021. Picture: ATU RASEA

Investing in health is the best investment one can make in Fiji right now, says Tamavua Twomey Hospital medical superintendent Dr Mike Kama.

He made the comment after receiving dermatology equipment worth $8337 from KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) yesterday.

Dr Kama said such contributions from bilateral partners towards the improvement of health outcomes were invaluable, not only to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services but also to the nation as a whole.

He said in today’s dermatology working environment, it was important that our dermatology services had the primary or minimal equipment and tools to provide comprehensive and good quality skin clinical care.

Dr Kama said the hospital and dermatology department were passionate about improving and promoting delivery of dermatology services to the people during these difficult times.

“We are, therefore, delighted that KOICA shares the same enthusiasm with the donation of dermatology equipment,” Dr Kama said.

“The department now has better diagnostic and treatment capabilities which will enhance dermatology service delivery.”

KOICA country director Kapchae Ra said they were happy to assist Fiji and were looking forward to undertaking future projects with the country.

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