Cardiac Stress Machine Donated in Fiji

The Ranchhod Foundation have donated a cardiac stress machine for charitable service at the Sarada Medical Centre of Ramakrishna Mission in Nadi, Fiji.

A cardiac stress test  is a cardiology test that measures a heart’s ability to respond to external stress in a controlled clinical environment. The stress response is induced by exercise or by drug stimulation. Cardiac stress tests compare the coronary circulation while the patient is at rest with the same patient’s circulation during maximum physical exertion, showing any abnormal blood flow to the heart muscle tissue.  The results can be interpreted as a reflection on the general physical condition of the test patient. This test can be used to diagnose coronary artery disease (also known as ischemic heart disease) and assess patient prognosis after a heart attack.

The cardiac stress test is done with heart stimulation, by exercise on a treadmill, pedalling a stationary exercise bicycle ergometer, with the patient connected to an electrocardiogram  (ECG). The level of mechanical stress is progressively increased by adjusting the difficulty (steepness of the slope) and speed. The test administrator or attending physician examines the symptoms and blood pressure response.

The machine will have a tremendous effect on determining heart conditions and potential heart attacks before they occur, so that the patient can adjust their lifestyle as a preventative measure, before such problems occur.

Below is a link to the Fiji Sun’s article regarding the launching of the Cardiac Stress Test Facility

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Fiji Humanitarian Aid

The Ranchhod Foundation ventures to Fiji often with the vision of helping those in need. With this in mind, we were able to carry out an array of charitable works with our young family.  We visit Fiji periodically to sustain the works we started since 2014.

Nadi Squatters

Deep within the outskirts of Nadi town are what is known as “squatters”.  They are extremely basic accommodation for those who cannot afford much else, from disabled, to elderly, to those whom have simply been neglected.  They live on very basic needs, if that, however have the biggest and warmest smiles to offer.  The Ranchhod Foundation periodically package up a number of boxes with basic food and cleaning items, which included rice, flour, oil, salt, potatoes, onions, cleansing soap, clothes washing soap, etc. and distribute these boxes to the most needy of them all. This is truly a heart-warming experience and one that will stay with us for a long time.



Donations of Wheelchairs and Other Medical Aids

The Ranchhod Foundation is dedicated in assisting those with physical and mental disabilities. We have donated appropriate medical aids and supplies to the Suva Public Hospital, Golden Age Elderly Care Home and personal recipients.  We would like to thank Amit Patel in this respect. Being a well-respected local in Fiji, he has passionately and voluntarily sought the best supplier for these wheelchairs and other aids and ensures they are delivered to the most needed people and organisations.




Loloma Orphanage and Care Centre

This home houses 27 orphans and refuged women, in a effort to care and educate them back in society.  They are in great need of basic everyday items such as clothes and groceries.  They live in minimal conditions, however the founder – Laite – continues to pour her heart and soul into helping these children and mothers.



Golden Age Retirement Home

The Golden Age retirement home is a care services home for elderly and disabled in Latoka, Fiji.  The home survives on very basic necessities, however offers all that they can to the residents of the home. The Ranchhod Foundation provided clothes, a juicer, a 15-cup rice cooker and other basic necessities to the home.