More modern health facilities for Fijians: Koroi
January 9, 2019 7:43 am
A massive upgrade will be carried out at the Lautoka hospital to provide specialized, high-quality medical services and modern health facilities.
The Government has partnered with Australia-based Aspen Medical Limited to equip, maintain and operate the Lautoka and Ba hospitals.
Fiji National Provident Fund, Chief Executive Jaoji Koroi says they are also a partner in this project under the Government’s Public Private Partnership initiative.
“Tertiary health care will be provided locally for our members, rather than going abroad most of the services can be done here. Open heart surgery, oncology, cancer treatment and all these things will be available here.”
Along with upgrading the two hospitals, Koroi says the FNPF will also construct new hospital wings.
“The project particularly the new development will take some time but part of the PPP is for us to take over the operation and also build a new hospital. So we looking at maybe the next three years to finalize the new hospital.”
The Fund is the major financier of the project, which is estimated to cost $162.4 million.
Aspen Medical was selected by the Government following a competitive tender process which began in March last year.