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    MHMS responds to mask-less, gloveless nurse administering COVID-19 jabs

    The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has responded to a number of concerns regarding the vaccinating nurses not wearing masks and gloves when administering the COVID-19 vaccines. The Ministry states that it must...

    UNICEF promises support for vaccination drive

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO UNICEF office in Solomon Islands has assured government of Solomon Islands and its people of continued commitment and support for a successful vaccination drive. Dr Zelalem Taffesse, UNICEF field officer, echoed this...

    Sir David takes his jab on second day of vaccination

    COVID-19 vaccination at the Central Field Hospital in Honiara has entered its second day yesterday with the Governor General Sir David Vunagi opening the line of vaccination with his first COVID-19 vaccine jab. As per...

    State of Emergency extended

    BY ALFRED PAGEPITU Government has decided to extend the state of public emergency (SOPE), making this the fourth consecutive SOPE. The third state of emergency ended at 12pm last night. Acting on advice from the Cabinet, Governor...

    Emergency zone jab roll-out in 2 weeks

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO VACCINATION deploymentto the emergency zone along the western border will take place within two weeks. This was confirmed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.   “We anticipate rolling out the vaccination programme in the emergency...

    West border SI’s weakest link: PM

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO The western border is now labeled as the country’s weakest link in its protective chain, says Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. Sogavare echoed this yesterday at the vaccination official launch and rollout.  “Our western...

    WHO vows support for SI safe vaccine roll-out

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO WORLD Health Organisation office in Solomon Islands has promised to support government in giving direction for safe administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine. This was conveyed by Dr Sevil Huseynova, WHO country representative,...


    BY PETER ZOLEVEKE II The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has admitted the country still lacks the capacity when it comes to sports medicine, as preparations for the hosting of the Pacific Games...

    First PCDF project for Mala’s ward 22

    BY SAMIE WAIKORI AUKI Malaita’s ward 22 has held the ground-breaking for its first-ever PCDF project, the Ote Clinic. On Saturday last week, the project was launched, witnessed by people of ward 22, their MPA, and representatives...

    Second dose of Astra 2-3 months after first

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO THE second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be given two to three months after the first dose has been given. This was confirmed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday this...