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First cardiac ambulance for Fiji

September 3, 2015 6:30 pm

Fiji has its first ever ambulance specifically designed for cardiac patients.

Donated by the Turkish Government, the ambulance is expected to make a difference in the lives of people suffering from heart diseases.

Turkish Ambassador to Fiji, Damla Say, adds they are determined to continue contributions to Fiji.

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“Fiji is an important player in this region and a very good friend of Turkey, Turkey and Fiji enjoy excellent bilateral relations, we also want to enhance and diversify our bilateral relations beyond development assistance.”

Health Minister Jone Usamate says heart disease is one of the major killers and the cardiac ambulance is a huge benefit.

Usamate says, patients will be picked up at home and be treated on the way to the hospital, with higher chances of survival.

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