MORE benefits are expected to be added to the medical scheme for the Fiji Teachers Union members.
This was the promise made by FTU general secretary Agni Deo Singh during the union's 82nd annual general meeting and conference in Lautoka yesterday.
Mr Singh said come July 1, the medical scheme would be reviewed.
"We have about $200,000 surplus and by the end of June, we will decide whether we should add more benefits for our members," he said.
"So far, the scheme is working very well and because of it we have sent people to India and in some cases transferred members to New Zealand for treatment.
"We have treated people with a budget of $2million to $3million through the medical scheme and we will still have some reserves left," he said.
The scheme, which is a benefit for the 3900-strong members of the union, allows teachers to receive the best health care when the need arises.
FTU president Satya Shandil said one of the benefits for the next year would be to send teachers to India, New Zealand and Australia.
"First we assist them when they go to the public hospitals and then if the need arises we will be able to assist them if their cases are transferred to a private hospital. In very special cases we will also be able to help them get medical attention in India, New Zealand and Australia," said Mr Shandil.
The scheme was introduced at last year's FTU annual general meeting in Nausori.