HEALTH Minister Dr Neil Sharma is looking at improving Fiji's pharmaceutical supply and technology within his ministry.
Previous governments, he said, had never addressed this issue which had contributed to a lot of problems and mishaps faced by his ministry.
"Equipment are much more effective now. We have replaced them over the past three years and addressed some of the issues at the back end of our institutions," Dr Sharma said.
"The problem of not enough mortuary space, laundry machines not working, scans and X-rays were not functioning was the thing of the past."
He said since 2008, all of these major problems were addressed, making the work of the health officials a lot easier.
Dr Sharma said he would strengthen the front end of the hospital next year and he would need a lot of effort in the emergency unit not only in terms of equipment but manpower too.
He said about 15 doctors were trained in emergency medicine unit.
"We have also put in eight more programs in medical schools, including psychiatrist, pathology improve courses for health inspectors and training of paramedics."
However, he said, the ministry would also need the support from the public.