21 Apr 2017

Indian hospital group features at Fiji Health Forum

9:22 am on 21 April 2017

India's Apollo Hospitals Group will today use a health meeting in Fiji to seek more business investment opportunities in the country.

The group is one of the biggest hospital chains in India, and representatives will join 200 health stakeholders from all over Fiji to discuss the health challenges and priorities with the Ministry of Health at the Fiji Health Forum.

The secretary of the Fiji Medical Association, Alipate Vakamocea, said this was the first time Apollo has been included in the forum, although it had links with Fiji for many years.

"Some of the aims of the Fiji Health Forum is to get everybody talking," Dr Vakamocea said.

"One of the major contributors to this years forum is the Apollo Group of Hospitals and basically they are looking at Fiji as an investment and trying to see ways in which they can value add to the services already provided by the Ministry of Health," he said.

Dr Vakamocea said the one day talks in Suva will focus on a variety of health-care priorities, including infections, non-communicable diseases and cancer.