ABOUT $80,000 worth of medical equipment has been given to the people of Vanua Levu to use at the Labasa and Savusavu hospitals.
Given by the Friends of Fiji Health team from New Zealand, the equipment include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, medication and other apparatus for emergency cases and hospital wards.
Group trustee Rajesh Chaudhary said this was the second visit to the North.
"Our donation first came last year with another group and we didn't come to the North but stayed in Viti Levu," he said.
"This year, we travelled here because we thought remote areas such as this would need it more."
Labasa Hospital board of visitors chairman Ami Kohli said the gift was of great assistance to the hospital and the people of Labasa.