On 26th April 2014, in observance of Bhagawan’s Mahasamadhi, 25 Sathya Sai volunteers from Fiji, assisted by medical professionals, held a medical camp in Tamavua Primary School in Suva. Five general physicians, two ophthalmologists, two dentists, eight nurses and three pharmacists examined more than 220 people. The Ministry of Health, Fiji, provided assistance, and a Certificate of Appreciation was presented to each participant.
In May 2014, more than 70 medical professionals and volunteers from New Zealand and Fiji provided medical services over six days to upwards of 2,600 people in remote settlements in Fiji. The medical camp locations were carefully selected in consultation with the Ministry of Health, Fiji, and included Rakiraki, Keiyasi, Vatukoula, Tailevu, Sigatoka and Mulomulo. Every morning, the volunteers rose very early and travelled several hours on rough roads to these remote settlements.
Medical services were provided in general medicine, podiatry, gynaecology and women’s health. Other services provided included gastroscopy, electrocardiogram (ECG), eye care, dental care, biochemistry/blood testing, naturopathy, physiotherapy, nutrition consultations, cervical cancer screening and screening for non-communicable disease such as diabetes and hypertension.