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Fiji seeks further medical assistance from India

July 29, 2015 7:02 pm

Fiji is seeking further assistance in the medical sector from India.

This was highlighted during a joint working group of government officials from the two countries meeting in Suva this week.

The officials are from the Ministries of Health from both countries and Fiji’s High Commission in New Delhi.

The Joint Secretary for India’s Ministry of Health, Dharitri Panda says Fiji has sought assistance in other areas besides medical education and drug procurement.

“Basically training and administration in Indian medical colleges and institutions, manufacturer and supplies of pharmaceuticals, than Indian doctors to work in Fiji under Indian government assistance and to collaborate in public health and assistance for development in a new five hundred bed super specialty hospital for tertiary care.”

Health Ministry’s Acting Permanent Secretary Metuisela Tuicakau says Fiji will benefit from this initiative by getting assistance from India, in accordance with the agreement and it will improve the way the Ministry of Health provides its services.

The next joint meeting will be held in New Delhi next year.