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Friday, December 3, 2021

    New vax deadline for govt workers, Oct 31

    THE National Cabinet has set October 31, 2021 as the date for all public servants and employees of government agencies and state-owned enterprises to take their first dose of covid-19 vaccine.Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare...

    100,620 doses of Pfizer to arrive soon

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLOA total of 100,620 doses of Pfizer covid-19 vaccine has been confirmed to arrive in the country on October 29, 2021.Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Pauline...

    New water supply for Guale communities

    More than 4000 people in seven communities affected by the Tropical Cyclone (TC) Harold in April 2020 will now benefit from a newly restored and constructed water supply system.Previously, community members had to walk...


    Clinician warns public of covid-19 assumptionsBY MAVIS N PODOKOLOA senior physician at the national referral hospital (NRH) is calling on the public to be aware of false theories and conspiracy messages about covid-19 and...

    Second vax dose has minimal effect: Choudri

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLOThe effect of the second dose of the covid-19 vacccine is minimal, says Yogesh Choudhri, senior health advisor.Choudhri says this in response to findings that most people who got their first...

    Stranded nurses may not get support here

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLOStranded Solomon Islands nurses in Vanuatu may not be getting any support from the national government.This is because the nurses had signed an agreement with the government of Vanuatu, therefore their...

    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...