Supermarket chain joins the fight against cancer

Extra Supermarket director Kavishay Abhimannu with Health Minister Dr Atonio Lalabalavu at the handover of the transperineal ultrasound machine yesterday. Picture SUPPLIED

SHOWING their support in the fight against cancer, Extra Supermarket yesterday handed over a transperineal ultrasound machine to the Urology Clinic at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva. The P25 Diagnostic Color Doppler ultrasound system machine worth $170,000, will help early detection of prostate cancer in a process which is much faster and safer. Extra Supermarket director, Kavishay Abhimannu said as part of Extra Supermarkets’ corporate social responsibility they were honored and proud to support in the early and accurate detection of prostate cancer in the country. “Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and it is sad but true that many men battle with this disease, this also affects a person’s mental health, quality of life and loved ones.” He said the funding towards the new machine would be of assistance in early detection of prostate cancer and to provide accurate diagnosis. Mr Abhimannu said the ultrasound system machine was mobile which meant that accessibility to it would be wide in Fiji. “We are humbled in our support of the Fiji Cancer Society’s work in the community particularly in the fight against prostate cancer by early detection.” Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Antonio Lalabalavu said support from the company would significantly enhance their ability to provide essential healthcare services to those in need.

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