Authorities investigate Takwa clinic

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BY LYNTON AARON FILIA

MALU’U clinic and Killu’ufi hospital in Malaita province will carry out investigations following rumours of drugs being sold to patients at the Takwa clinic.

Kilu’ufi hospital were only made aware from Island Sun publication and discussions in Lau/Mbaelelea forum that the community at large is facing difficulties in accessing free medical services especially drugs.

Patients of the clinic had recently come out to voice their concerns over why they had to pay for drugs which came from government services.

This then sparked a hot debate in the local Facebook forum.

Island Sun contacted Kilu’ufi hospital and they relayed to the paper plans of sending a team to the clinic to investigate reports this week.

Kilu’ufi supervising Director of Nursing Mr Richard Maegerea said concerning Takwa clinic’s issue they will start investigations this week, and it will be led by special team from the Malu’u clinic.

He said they depend entirely on the report that will be compiling before making any decision.

Maegerea said if practice of selling of drugs for patients at Takwa clinic is true it will be deal seriously which will results in severe penalties or terminate instantly.

According to Lau/Mbaelelea forum, they are calling for thorough investigation from authorities, and this clinic were only Lau/Mbaelelea constituency clinic that serve them.

They also suggest committee manned the clinic should consider this issue as well and work closely with authority responsible.

Malu’u clinic cannot be reached for comment because they don’t have any landline telephone.

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