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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

    17 docs still refuse covid-19 vaccine

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLOSEVENTEEN doctors at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) continue to avoid being vaccinated.This is according to the chief executive officer of the NRH, Dr George Malefoasi.He confirmed this yesterday during a...

    SI lack capacity to treat covid-19 outbreak: Ghabu

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLOSOLOMON Islands does not have the capacity to handle a covid-19 outbreak in the country if there should be any, says Dr Jones Ghabu.Ghabu, senior consultant physician at the National Referral...

    41 still in quarantine

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLOTHERE are 41 people serving their mandatory quarantine period in the country’s Institutional Quarantine facilities.Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Pauline McNeil said with all the entries...

    MHMS to use schools as Pfizer entry point

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLOTHE Ministry of Health and Medical Services will work closely with the Ministry of Education and Human Resources to use schools as an entry point for Pfizer vaccine.This was confirmed by...

    Health to address vaccine hesitancy

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLOTHE Ministry of Health and Medical Service is now working on readjusting its risk communication strategy to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in communities.This readjustment was made following vaccine resistance incidents on...

    Vax set at 90 percent before borders can reopen: PM

    PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says Cabinet has set a target of 90 percent full vaccination coverage to reopen our international borders.Prime Minister Sogavare in his nationwide address yesterday said Cabinet has directed the Oversight...

    15,000 people so far vaccinated on Malaita

    BY SAMIE WAIKORIAukiAS of Wednesday this week, a total of 15,613 people have taken their vaccine since the roll-out of covid-19 vaccination program in Malaita province.An achievement for the provincial health however, the sad...

    Maka’a calls on Health Ministry to revisit MOU

    The Premier of Makira Ulawa Province, Julian Maka’a has called on the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to revisit a Memorandum of Understanding it has signed with the Ministry of Provincial Government and...

    EU praised for boosting local health capacity

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLOTHE Ministry of Health and Medical Services has lauded the European Union for support towards boosting infrastructure capacity which has reduced ‘bottleneck’ at the ministry.Deputy Secretary for Public Heath Dr Nemia...

    Cuba lauded for training SI medical students

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has lauded Cuba for training our medical students.Some have graduates after successfully completing their programmes, others are continuing.“I wish to offer my deep thanks to Cuba for...