China provides medical aid to Fiji
A high-powered delegation from China led by His Excellency Llhongzong (Party Secretary of the CPC Hubei Provincial Committee & Chairman of the standing committee of the Hubei Provincial Peoples’ Congress) met the Minister for Health and Medical Services Mr Jone Usamate to further strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
Hubei Province is the most powerful state of china with highly advanced medical facilities, and has offered to assist Fiji develop into a comparable medical service provider.
While meeting Mr Usamate, His Excellency Llhongzhong also presented medical equipment and consumables to the Ministry to enable health facilities to provide better quality healthcare services, and will continue with similar arrangements as per demand.
In his address to the senior staff of the Ministry, His Excellency Lihongzhong said that the Hubei Province intends to work closely with Fiji to improve health services.
On behalf of the government and the Health Ministry, Mr Usamate conveyed his deepest gratitude to the delegation for assuring such assistance in Fiji’s health sector development.
“Fiji and China have enjoyed a very good relationship for many years and I am grateful for the opportunity to work in partnership as China has always stood by Fiji to provide assistance in the development of a number of projects”, said Mr Usamate.
Mr Usamate and the senior staff of the Ministry were invited to visit the healthcare facilities to get firsthand knowledge of the level of medical services provided in the Hubei Province.