BA Town Council special administrator Praveen Bala has welcomed the announcement of a soon-to-be constructed $23million fully-equipped and environmentally-friendly hospital in the town.
He said the new development would paved the way for a more secure future for the people of Ba and visitors to the town.
"Ba people have had an unfortunate series of misfortunes," Mr Bala said.
"Some of it can be attributed to the blind eye on the part of past authorities or past governments and may be a little due to sheer bad luck."
He said this was why the people of Ba were grateful for the assistance provided by the government.
"The people of Ba appreciate the fact that our Prime Minister and current administration have initiated and embarked on certain projects in Ba, which were pending for years and decades."
The special administrator also expressed his gratitude for the opening of the new Moto Bridge and the much-awaited dredging of the Ba River.
Agreement for the construction of the new hospital was reached after an MOU was signed between Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama and the Ba Chamber of Commerce last week.
Commodore Bainimarama said the new public-private partnership marked the first step of an ambitious capital project that had the potential to benefit about 90,000 people.
Construction of the new hospital is scheduled to begin in January 2014.