Fiji and India collaborate for new Specialist Hospital

December 12, 2023 5:54 am

Joint Secretary for Oceania Paramita Tripathi (left), Deputy Prime Minister Biman Prasad [Source: Fiji Government/ Facebook]

Fiji and India are looking to deepen their diplomatic relations further, especially in the health sector.

Deputy Prime Minister Biman Prasad met with a delegation from India’s Ministry of External Affairs yesterday.

Led by Paramita Tripathi, the Joint Secretary for Oceania, and the Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Palaniswamy Karthigeyan, the delegation consisted of health specialists, finance and infrastructure experts.

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[Source: Fiji Government/ Facebook]

The group is in the country to discuss the proposed 100-bed Super Specialty Hospital which will be built in Nasinu.

The Ministry of Finance, Health Ministry, Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources and the iTaukei Affairs Ministry will be collaborating with the Indian Government in his project.

The hospital will not only cater for locals, but will also be a health hub for Pacific islanders as well as patients from Australia and New Zealand.

Tripathi reaffirms India’s commitment with Fiji in development partnerships through health sector, student exchange programmes and capacity building.

Professor Prasad also assured the delegation that Fiji will work towards strengthening the diplomatic relationship between the two countries to be meaningful and much more engaging.