Indian doctors successfully perform 16 open-heart surgeries in Fiji

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Suva, March 1: A team of doctors from India has successfully performed 16 open-heart surgeries at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Fiji's capital city of Suva, a media report said.

The surgeries were performed by a team of specialists brought from India by the Fiji-based Sahyadri Specialty Pacific Hospital Limited, The Fiji Times Online reported on Monday.

Indian doctors did open-heart surgeries

Project coordinator Durdamya Munibhargav said that 24 patients were initially booked for the life-saving surgeries but eight did not turn up.

"Of the 16 operated on, two were Nauruans and the rest were Fijians of Indian descent," he said.

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Munibhargav expressed gratitude on the success of the surgeries and thanked another Indian Nikhil Ghodke for bringing much-needed injections from India to Fiji to keep the surgeries going.

IANS

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