On Friday 27th April 2018, on the occasion of his 64th Birthday, the Prime Minister of Fiji, Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama and his wife, Mrs. Mary Bainimarama, officially opened the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre in Suva, Fiji.
The Medical Centre, developed in association with Fiji Ministry of Health & Medical Services, will serve the country’s less privileged members of society providing them with high quality general medical consultations & medication, in a five-star facility with a focus of the premises being a “temple of healing” with high levels of positivity and inspiration, absolutely free of all cost.
The twenty-five meter walk into the Medical Centre features a “walk of inspiration” motivating patients with inspirational quotes from legendary figures including, Albert Einstien, William Shakespeare, Eleanor Roosevoelt, Rumi, Khalil Gibran etc.
Inside this “temple of healing” are two walls. The left wall of the large reception area is a wall focussed on “Love” and features inspirational quotes of Divine masters about the importance of Love as a basis of life. The right-hand side wall inspires people towards “service” with quotes from famous icons including Mahatma Gandhi & Mother Teresa.
Currently in the Suva City area, the only free public health facility is the Government-run CWM Hospital which provides both out-patient and in-patient facilities. The other public Health Centres are located in other areas of the greater Suva region. These Health Centres are extremely busy and service a multitude of patients with long waiting hours. There are no other such free Medical Centres within the vicinity of our development.
The development of this top-quality free Medical Centre has full support of the Government as not only does it relieve the current public health system of a backlog of patients but it also raises the standard of public health provisions, especially for the poor and underprivileged people of Fiji.
The Medical Centre has three Doctors consultations rooms, a dietician room, a treatment and nursing station, a pharmacy as well as backup support facilities including a training room, administration and computer server room and a fully equipped lunch-room for the personnel working at the Centre.
In addition, the Foundation will, from time to time, bring in specialist teams from Australia, USA, UK, Singapore and India who will come to Fiji to provide specialized treatment, totally free of cost, in various faculties. For example, the Medical Centre will become the base for the “Gift of Life” project which gives free heart surgeries to the children of Fiji.
Specialists will operate out of the Medical Centre to screen children and then earmark them for potential treatment. Cardiologists will be brought into Fiji from USA, Australia and India on an intermittent basis for these screening processes followed by the team of Pediatric Cardiac Surgeons from the Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospitals India.
When overseas specialists visit Fiji, the Foundation’s “Control D” (Diabities specialist treatment) and “Health Skin” (Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology specialist treatment) will be based out of the Medical Centre.
The Sai Prema Foundation Fiji’s Medicare mission is in process of expanding its free Medical Centre in Suva by incorporating programs for women & child health as well as intensifying children’s heart screening.
The Sanjeevani Medical Centre is currently in the process for expanding into South Pacific’s first Paediatric Cardiac Hospital which will provide the children of Fiji and the neighbouring South Pacific Island nations with free heart surgeries, giving them a new ‘Gift of Life’.
The Sai Prema Foundation Fiji is truly grateful to have received the full support of the Prime Minister and his Government. A piece of land within the Suva City precinct has been dedicated by the Government for the development of this landmark project. The Foundation will work closely with the Government of Fiji, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, the Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital India and the international donor agencies in Fiji to bring this monumental project into reality (targeted to be completed by April, 2020) for the poor and needy children of Fiji and the Pacific.