Isabel villages plea for basic suppliers

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Villages in the Bugotu District have called on responsible authorities to arrange any sort of relief supplies to their communities.

Chief and Catechist Jonas Nohe of Suva village in Bugotu Isabel province told this paper that his community are now experiencing shortage of basic necessities like soap, matches and even food due to no ships to transport cargoes home.

He said in the community there is an outbreak of flu and people are getting really sick, but they also faced with problems that no nurse to mann the clinic there.

He said there is a clinic at the near-by village but they cannot access that clinic due to the surrounding villages are currently on lockdown.

Chief Nohe said Suva is very close to Sepi where they had positive cases and Buala Health should prioritise this area.

“The people at Buala especially Health and authorities tend to forget about us, they should have provided a temporary nurse to mann the clinic here if they care about the health of the people here,” Nohe said

Meanwhile Director Health for Isabel Province Dr Tony Quity said that they are planning to visit the communities sometimes this week.

However, Buala also is facing problems with fuel and medicine.

“We are currently having problems with our medicine stock and fuel as there are no vessels to transport home our stock and we are waiting on responsible authorities in Honiara.

“In regards to the nurse for Kalenga Clinic the nurse that supposed to be posted to that clinic is currently stranded in Honiara and due to the lockdown at the Honiara emergency zone, we are not able to get our nurses home”, Dr Quity said.