HEALTH

Mammogram machine donation unused

BY INDY MAEALASIA MONTHS after receiving a donated mammogram machine—the vital screening tool for detecting breast cancer—the National Referral Hospital (NRH) has yet to make it operational. The life-saving machine worth SBD1.2 million was donated by the Solomon Islands Maritime…

MHMS on to vaccination across SI

BY INDY MAEALASIA The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) says they are continuously working on promoting vaccinations and immunisation nationwide. The Director of Health Promotion, Adrian Leamana said alongside the Expanded Programme of Immunization (EPI), they have a…

THREATS IDENTIFIED

BY NED GAGAHE UNSTABLE power supply and unfavorable weather conditions are amongst tough challenges faced during construction of the Comprehensive Medical Center at National Referral Hospital’s eastern end. Despite these challenges, Chief Engineer of the project Mr. Liang has expressed…

QUALITY HEALTHCARE SOON

Health centre under construction set to boost Solomons’ medical services: China embassy BY NED GAGAHE China has said its funded health centre being built on the east wing of the national referral hospital will raise the level of medical services…

No more amputations due to NCDs: Lilo

BY IRWIN ANGIKI The Solomon Islands Party for Rural Advancement (SIPRA) is promising to do away with amputations due to non-communicable diseases (NCD). SIPRA President Gordon Darcy Lilo says there are new technologies available today which the Solomon Islands can…

BACK IN AUKI

More free services for one week by China medical team BY SAMIE WAIKORI 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…