The South Pacific’s largest private hospital, Suva Private Hospital Ltd, has been acquired by Oceania Hospitals Pte Ltd, a new private hospital partnership between Bank of the South Pacific (BSP) Life and the Madras Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology (MIOT) International from India.
The facility has been renamed MIOT Pacific Hospitals.
BSP Life managing director, Malakai Naiyaga confirmed that MIOT would bring its key personnel to manage and operate the hospital, located along Amy St, Toorak.
“BSP Life has always had the intention to support any initiative that will provide better health care to the people of Fiji and the Pacific region,” he said.
“The partnership with MIOT International will include a 1000-bed quaternary care hospital offering 63 specialists in Chennai, India and will bring about much needed and previously unavailable medical services and medical facilities to the Fijian people.”
Naiyaga added that more specialist skills would be incepted over the next few months to complement and improve the local health care industry and fill the void of a significant skill shortage.
“The hospital will be expanded to create new services which are not currently available in Fiji,” noted MIOT Pacific director, Avinesh Raju, adding that medical specialists would fill areas where local expertise currently does not exist.
The acquisition and skill expansion extends to infrastructure, with the building due to undergo a major upgrade. About $14 million being invested into the hospital’s expansion.
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