Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific Senator Zed Seselja met with Fiji Airways Chief Executive (CEO) Andre Viljoen and his senior executive team at their office then paid a visit to frontline healthcare workers at Lautoka Hospital today.
With Fiji’s national airline, discussions focused on Australia’s longstanding relationship with Fiji Airways and support of Fiji’s safe resumption of international travel from 1 December.
The meeting also included a presentation of the new Fiji Airways Customer Relationship Management System which has been supported by the Australian-funded Market Development Facility.
At the Lautoka Hospital, he heard from frontliners about their experiences during the height of the pandemic, thanking them for their efforts in responding to the outbreak.
Lautoka Hospital also received medical equipment and PPE supplies under Australia’s COVID-19 support to Fiji. This included N95 masks, hospital gowns, face shields, ventilators and oxygen regulators. Medical personnel from two Australian Medial Assistance Teams (AUSMAT) were deployed to Lautoka Hospital this year and worked with staff in responding to the outbreak.