India-based Apollo Hospitals has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Fiji National University to develop healthcare in Fiji.
The collaboration was established during the visit of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Fiji National University.
Apollo will work with the university to improve healthcare infrastructure in Fiji, and to enable better access to quality care for the citizens with Telemedicine and through referrals to Apollo Hospitals for advanced ailments.
In addition, the collaboration will work together to develop a clinic with outpatient specialist consultation, modern diagnostic and diabetes management services, as well as 24hr access to emergency care.
The deal will also allow sharing content on medical education and training programmes, including an e-learning portfolio.
Apollo Hospital Group joint managing director Sangita Reddy said: "Apollo Hospitals has created a new model of healthcare which delivers the highest standards of medical care in a cost-effective manner.
"We believe that this model is appropriate for most of the developing geographies in the world.
"We have developed a special relationship with the people of Fiji and have initiated programmes to bring the benefits of Apollo’s model of care to Fiji."
Apollo has 51 hospitals, 1,586 pharmacies, 92 primary care and diagnostic clinics, and 100 Telemedicine units across ten countries.