BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
THE co-principal investigator of Taiwan Health Centre and vice-superintendent of Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital (KMUH) has commended the friendship of Solomon Islands and Taiwan.
Taiwan established relations with Solomon Islands more than 30 years and has brought lots of benefits towards health, education and agriculture for Solomon Islands.
On Wednesday this week, delegation from Taiwan in the area of health met with NRH CEO Dr Steve Aumanu and other leaders from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.
With that, Taiwan government donated another batch of medical supplies as additional to previous donation on July 17.
Co-principal investigator of Taiwan Health Centre and vice-superintendent of KMUH Prof Jaw-Yuan Wang on behalf of Taiwan Health Centre and KMUH expressed his appreciation to Ministry of Health and Welfare and Taiwan embassy in Solomon Islands.
He said it is through their support health programmes are effectively executing under the Taiwan Health Centre project for the past 10 years since its establishment in 2008.
“Recently we are aware of medication shortage issue, and we do our best to support National Referral Hospital through donation of medical supplies, equipment and medication,” Prof Wang said.
“Just on 17th July, Taiwan Health Centre had arranged the medical supplies for NRH to relive the shortage.
“Today, we are glad to deliver another 3,000 vials antibiotic, one brand new laptop and a portable-spo2-patient-monitor to assist NRH to go through this situation.”
He said besides Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare donated to NRH one teaching microscope and 1,500 cassettes mainly for training.
“It allows physicians to lecture the interns by watching the same slide and improves training quality,” he adds.
“Not only above items, KMUH also donated two brand air conditioners for dengue fever laboratory and 300 activated carbon flat type masks for pathology department.”
Prof Wang said they sincerely wish the equipment, materials and medication is helpful for NRH, and their collaboration and friendship will continue and last forever.
NRH CEO Dr Steve Aumanu said in terms of health, Solomon Islands has been successfully benefiting from Taiwan through trainings in country and abroad in Taiwan especially.
He thanked Taiwan government through its health sectors who worked with the National Referral Hospital to ensure health deliveries for people of Solomon Islands are sustainable.
Aumanu also thanked other organisations beside Taiwan for their support rendered so far.