TC Winston

India donates $170,000 of bio-medical equipment

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services today received a donation of bio-medical equipment worth $170,000 from the Government of India to assist in the replacement of damaged equipment for health centres following Tropical Cyclone Winston. The Minister for Health and Medical Services, Hon. Jone Usamate said the donation is timely as some of the health facilities were […]

Staff Writers

March 1, 2016 9:06 am

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services today received a donation of bio-medical equipment worth $170,000 from the Government of India to assist in the replacement of damaged equipment for health centres following Tropical Cyclone Winston.

The Minister for Health and Medical Services, Hon. Jone Usamate said the donation is timely as some of the health facilities were badly damaged.

The equipment will go directly to these facilities to replace what has been damaged. The donation of the bio-medical equipment is part of the activity output from the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Minister Usamate said there are still other areas of the MOU that both governments will continue to pursue such as:

  • Training of health care team such as nurses and doctors in undergraduates and post graduates
  • Public Health attachments and training
  • Health System bench-marking of hospital standards
  • Pharmaceutical Supplies
  • Traditional Medicine

The Acting Head of Mission from the Indian High Commission, Mr J.S. Rana said India has offered to assist Fiji in providing relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction and to bring Fiji back to normalcy.

Both countries have been working closely in bilateral cooperation in areas of Trade, Education, Training and Capacity – Building, Tourism, Health and Defence.

The recent high level visit has further strengthened bilateral relations and we are happy to cooperate with the Fijian government in whatever way possible

The donation includes equipment such as stethoscopes, examination and diagnostic sets, weighing scales and blood pressure machines.

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