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News 2022-12-05
Taipei VGH Join hands with Taiwanese Firms and Increasing the Quality of Patients with Hemodialysis Care in St. Kitts and Nevis

In order to assist and improve the ability of paitients with hemodialysis care of fistula in St. Kitts and Nevis. Through the introduction of Taipei Veterans General Hospital(Taipei VGH), Far IR Medical Technology specially donated two far-infrared therapy equipments to St. Kitts and Nevis. A donation ceremony held in this morning (12/5), two far-infrared therapy equipments donated by the Chairman of WS Far IR Medical Technology, Qi-Ran Lee(李其然董事長), and H.E. Ambassador of Saint Kitts and Nevis in Taiwan Mr. Donya Lynex Francis(范東亞大使) was on behalf of the beneficiaries. On behalf of Prime Minister Terrance Drew, the Ambassador Francis expressed his heartfelt thanks and hoped that the six trainees who studied at Taipei VGH will bring the latest and best medical technology back to Saint Kitts and Nevis and bring benefit to people.

The Vice Superintendent of Taipei VGH Wui-Chiang Lee(李偉強副院長) said the six trainees from Saint Kitts and Nevis receivied training at the Department of Nephrology, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Department of Family Medicine in Taipei VGH from the end of October, 2022. With the coordination of the Taipei VGH’s International Medical Center, Far IR Medical Technology specially donated two far-infrared therapy equipments, in order to contribute to the promotion of the health of Saint Kitts and Nevis people. 

The Director of Nephrology in Taipei VGH Chih-Ching Lin(林志慶主任) explained that poor diabetes control is a high-risk group of chronic kidney disease, and about 1,000 diabetic patients tracked in medical institutions at all levels in Saint Kitts and Nevis, and more than 30% of the initial estimation was poor blood sugar control (fasting blood glucose value> 250 mg/dl), the risk of chronic kidney disease in Saint Kitts and Nevis is most likely underestimated; In addition, Saint Kitts and Nevis didn't have National Health Insurance in their own country, and the amount of hemodialysis at a time exceeds 300 US dollars, which is a great burden on the country's finances and people. Far-Infrared Therapy Equipments have many benefits such as increasing blood flow to fistulas, shortening the maturation time of newly opened fistulas, and prolonging the service life of fistulas, and more than ninety percent of dialysis centers and institutions in Taiwan have taken far-infrared therapy as routine care for fistulas. And non-invasive treatment, non-contact with the human body, exepmt from instrument contact of infection concerns, it is safety, convenient and effective medical instrument.

The Chairman of WS Far IR Medical Technology, Qi-Ran Lee(Left)、H.E. Ambassador of Saint Kitts and Nevis in Taiwan Mr. Donya Lynex Francis(on Lee's right) the donation ceremony of Far-Infrared Instruments to St. Kitts and Nevis

The Director of Nephrology in Taipei VGH Chih-Ching Lin(Right 1st) taught trainees how to use the Far-Infrared Therapy.  

A group photo at Taipei Veterans General Hospital(Taipei VGH) on 5th of Decemeber, 2022.

A group photo with H.E. Ambassador of Saint Kitts and Nevis in Taiwan Mr. Donya Lynex Francis and Six Trainees