22 May 2013

Fiji to supply drugs and medical equipment to other Pacific countries

7:49 pm on 22 May 2013

Fiji has signed an agreement to supply pharmaceuticals and medical equipment to eight other Pacific countries.

FBC News reports the Fiji Pharmaceutical service has made the deal with countries including Nauru, Tuvalu and Kiribati.

Nauru's High Commissioner to Fiji, Jarden Kephas, says the country has traditionally turned to Australia to help source medicine, but Fiji was able to do the same job for a lot less money.

Earlier this month, the FPS announced a profit of 237 thousand US dollars in its bulk purchase scheme.