Committee aims to upgrade dialysis centre

Queen and King contestants of the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

Over the past 15 years, the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North has spent $1.8 million on community development projects, says committee chairman Rajneel Maharaj.

He said this year the carnival committee wanted to upgrade the dialysis centre at the Labasa Hospital, a project with an estimated cost of $70,000.

Mr Maharaj highlighted the project while launching the carnival last Saturday night.

“We are always focused on implementing projects that are indeed essential and will benefit a large cross-section of people,” he said.

“The main project for this year will be the upgrading of the dialysis centre at the Labasa Hospital which goes in line with this year’s theme – A Healthy and Prosperous North.

“This centre was established by the festival management in 2014 and over the years there has been increased demand for services.”

Mr Maharaj assured northern communities that they would continue with other development projects and provide grants to those in need. The festival begins on October 8 and ends on October 15.

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