“We are in the process of building the finest healthcare system in the Pacific, and to do that, we need to unite the efforts of the public and private sectors.”
This was highlighted by Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama while opening the new Nasese Private Hospital in Suva today.
“Private hospitals work with the Ministry of Health and complement the medical services provided directly by the Ministry.”
Prime Minister Bainimarama added that private hospitals also provide a high standard of efficiency and quality, for Fijians and citizens of neighbouring countries, who are free to seek treatment there.
“The new hospital responds to a demand in Fiji for specialised and private care, and is currently the only hospital in Fiji or among our neighbours that is performing hip-and- knee replacements, surgeries that have become commonplace in many developed countries and offer an improved quality of life for people as they get older.”
PM Bainimarama further stated that the new hospital will also acquire the first private magnetic resonance imaging equipment in Fiji, which will be a tremendous aid in making accurate diagnoses and helping physicians make better decisions on treatment.