Vanuatu's council of ministers has approved a budget of 185 million vatu to bring 77 nurses from the Solomon Islands to come and work in Vanuatu.

The Ministry of Health's Director General, George Taleo says that part of the budget will come from the ministry and the rest will be from a procured contract.

And most likely will be sourced from elsewhere.

Solomon Islands nurses have come in to help service the people of Vanuatu for the past 5 years or so.