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SSSIO Medical Services in New Zealand and Fiji

Before the government started to provide essential primary health care services in 2005, the SSSIO New Zealand’s Medical Unit organized medical camps for over ten years to provide primary preventative healthcare services to disadvantaged communities in Auckland.

Since 2005, the Medical Unit has focused on providing healthcare in neighboring island countries, like Fiji and Vanuatu, where medical services are not readily accessible. Many doctors, including some who are not Sai devotees, are committed to serving in the SSSIO medical team.

In Fiji, the SSSIO works closely with the Fiji Ministry of Health and two medical schools to provide essential services and develop a telemedicine program. Additionally, the medical unit supports the Viseisei Sai Health Centre by assisting in providing quality healthcare and emergency birthing facilities.

In May 2018, the Medical Team from New Zealand served over 3,300 people at medical camps organized in the remote islands of Ovalau, Koro, Gnau, as well as Fiji.

In Vanuatu, throughout 2020 and 2021, Covid-19 webinars, blood donation drives, and medical relief efforts were organized in the wake of the destructive Cyclone Harold in April 2020. These efforts were supported by local Sai devotees living in Vanuatu.

In Auckland, New Zealand, free medical camps have been conducted at the Sathya Sai Preschool in Rongomai, located in a low-income community. In addition to diabetes and blood pressure monitoring, medical services were provided for the predominantly indigenous population for upper respiratory infections, skin diseases, and chronic disorders related to metabolic syndrome. Additionally, blood donation drives were organized in Auckland as the city recovered from the worst of the pandemic.

Jai Sai Ram

Media Committee
Sathya Sai International Organization