Fiji’s Constitution embeds the right to health as a fundamental right for all citizens. The Constitution also imposes a duty on the State to take all reasonable measures within its available resources to achieve the progressive realisation of the right of every person to good health, to provide adequate conditions and facilities necessary to good health, and to ensure access to health care services, including reproductive health care.
Fiji’s health care system consists of both the public and private sectors, with private services playing a complementary role to those delivered in the public sector. Growth in demand for privately-provided services is expected to continue as Fiji’s economy develops and the country’s GDP rises.
In Fiji, as elsewhere in the developing world, life expectancy is increasing. At the same time, more people are living with long-term, non-fatal conditions such as diabetes which require ongoing monitoring and management.
Demand for non-urgent (elective) surgical procedures as a result of growth in the prevalence of non-communicable diseases is also anticipated to increase. A sharper focus on disease prevention is also expected to lead to greater demand for screening as well as goods and services that support healthier lifestyles. As a result the private health sector in emerging markets can offer attractive returns to investors – from both commercial and social perspectives.
In terms of major health infrastructure Fiji has there are three divisional hospitals, 18 sub-divisional hospitals, 84 health centres and 98 nursing stations around the country. In addition, two specialised hospitals and two private hospitals deliver a range of primary and specialist healthcare services. The three divisional hospitals are; Colonial War Memorial Hospital (CWMH) in Suva, Lautoka Hospital and Labasa Hospital.
The two specialist hospitals are both in Suva; St.Giles Hospital and Tamavua/Twomey Hospital.
The income of any business setting up Private Hospitals on or after 1 January 2016:
The income of any business setting up Ancillary Medical Services such as Pathology Lab, MRI, other diagnostics on or after 1 January 2016:
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