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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO OPERATIONS at the National Referral Hospital Operating Theatre will scale down due to shortage of Terumo blood bag supplies. Terumo blood bags are high quality, high-value blood bags designed for the collection,...

Mineral water is safe: Titiulu

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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO MINERAL water processed in the country are safe and have met the required standard of water bottling processes, says George Titiulu, Head of Environmental Health Division at the Honiara City Council. He...

High NCD rates, more blindness

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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO THE high rates of non-communicable diseases (NCD) is leading to more cases of blindness, it is reported. And, eye health care providers have been told to work together to fight the alarming...

‘NRH is ready for laparoscopic surgery’

BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE A Taiwanese colorectal surgeon, Dr Yen-Cheng Chen from Kaohsiung Medical Chung-Ho Memorial University Hospital (KMUH) in Taiwan along with local surgeons at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) has successfully performed one...

FIGHT FOR CLEAN WATER

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Stop notice issued to logging company, investigation underway   By Mike Puia A stop notice has been issued to a logging company operating on the upstream of Kovi and Kungulai water sources as investigation carried out to...

Leprosy alert

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Honiara tops ‘most settlements with reported cases’, 3 provinces top list across country   BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO THREE provinces have reported the most cases of leprosy, and the nation’s capital Honiara sits on top as having...

NRH a “death row”

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By Mike Puia LOCAL patient who voluntarily left the National Referral Hospital (NRH) described the country’s national hospital in Honiara as a ‘death row’. Civil society advocator, Ismael Nori, has been in admission at the NRH...

Local nutrition should be our staple food, NOT rice: Sogavare

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By Gary Hatigeva PEOPLE of this country need to shift their mind set from imported food products, particularly rice, as our staple food, which it should not. Rice should in fact be an emergency form of...

Health advice for Solomon Islanders: Relief from gout symptoms helped by taking a simple...

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DEAR EDITOR, a very painful medical condition suffered by many people in the Solomon Islands and the wider Pacific region is known to be caused by having too much uric acid in the blood...

Labour ward lacks bed for women to give birth

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BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE INADEQUATE beds for pregnant women at National Referral Hospital’s (NRH) labour ward is a current medical situation the Obstetrics and Gynecology (O&G) department is facing. This was expressed by Dr Loo Zixi,...

REGIONAL NEWS

Important role of Labour Mobility Oversight Committee

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THE Labour Mobility Oversight Committee (LMOC) has an important role in Labour mobility.

Gov’t hands $800K towards Aussie bush fire

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By Mike Puia THE government last night handed SBD$800,000 towards the Australia...

Australia opens up for Solomon Islands

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BY ALFRED PAGEPITU AUSTRALIA is considering ‘further opening up its doors’ to Solomon Islanders, it is reported. This is...

Indonesia pushes for an umbrella framework cooperation agreement with Solomon Islands

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By Alfred Sasako   INDONESIA'S Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Adriana Supandy, has revealed his country wants an Umbrella Framework...

PM to produce PIF report to Cabinet

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By EDDIE OSIFELO PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare will present the report of the government’s trip to the recent...

Aust announces $11m funding for marine pollution

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BY CHARLES KADAMANA In Funafuti, Tuvalu THE Australian government has announced SBD$11m for the Pacific Regional Environment programme to...
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