More free services for one week by China medical team


THE China Medical Team Solomon Islands is back in Auki to offer more free medical service to the public there.

This is their second visit to Auki after their previous one around early December 2023, where a number of free clinical services were offered to the public at Kilu’ufi hospital.

During their previous visit, the team provided free medical services including clinic laboratory, urology, cardiology, nephrology and acupuncture.

For this visit, the team will provide free clinical services on urology, cardiology, nephrology and acupuncture at the Kilu’ufi hospital.

The team arrived on Monday this week and first visited the administration and wards within Kilu’ufi hospital.

According to their schedule, the team will attend only to referral cases from within the hospital – on Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Thursday, the team will hold an outpatient check-up for the general public at the hospital, ahead of their return on Friday to Honiara.

Malaita’s provincial government (MPG) described the visits and free medical services provided as a milestone to bolstering health services in Malaita province.

This initiative to have the China medical team visit Auki and provide free medical service was made possible by MPG.

MPG in endorsing the initiative said it is looking forward to similar visits to the province in the future.

In a statement last year, Director of Malaita provincial health, Dr David Danitofea highlighted the need for such initiative to support medical services in the province.

He said it is a privilege to have these specialist doctors provide needed services on areas of their specialties to the people of Malaita province.

Danitofea said Kilu’ufi is a general hospital so general practices are offered although with limited specific services.

He thanked the team and looks forward to closer partnership with them to address some of the health needs of Malaita province.

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