BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
MEMBER of the Provincial Assembly for Choiseul province, Nerio Ulemiki has urged the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) and provincial health authority (PHA) to carry out surveys on health facilities in the province.
“I want to appeal to our Government, we have been a nation for 40 years and one of the issues for us is poor state of rural health facilities.
“Health is an important asset for all of us during this time of covid-19 pandemic,” said Ulemiki.
Ulemeki responding to reports in the media regarding the poor status of Taro hospital, said; “Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) should come and do research and see for themselves the status of poor health facilities in the province.
“They should know how many health facilities we have and what these facilities are lacking.
“They should take stock of these issues and plan with us on how best we can address them.”
Ulemiki said the Ministry of health needs to be proactive and manage whatever resources they have to visit and improve clinics in the rural communities.
“If the grant cannot meet the repair then why not push through in the Provincial development budget for the Health sector to improve the status of the clinic.
“People cannot control the virus if it spreads but we people can control this if we improve our health facilities before it is too late.
“I would make this appeal to the government and the Ministry of health to quickly make plans that would really help us to improve better health facilities both Aid-posts and hospital,” Ulemiki said.