By EDDIE OSIFELO
FIVE clinics on the remote South Guadalcanal have been boosted with basic medical supplies like panadol, amoxilin and others over the weekend.
They are locating on Mbiti, Koloula, Kuma, Madakatcho and Parinaho.
The donation comes after Madakatcho has recorded three positive cases of covid-19 following swapping carried out by a nurse there.
Member of Parliament for South Guadalcanal, Rollence Seleso travelled to his constituency on Sunday to deliver the consignment of medicine after reports that these clinics have run out of stocks and lack of manpower.
Seleso said his team had liaised with Guadalcanal Province Provincial Disaster Operation Centre (PDOC) and National Medical Store and the constituency supplemented the payment for the medicines.
He said two main clinics at Kuma and Madakatcha have received oxygen concentrator to deal with any severe cases of Covid-19.
In addition, Seleso used the trip to assess the situation on the ground by talking to the nurses and get their request to work on it.
Seleso said there is a plan in place to set up three teams namely the vaccination, swapping and awareness group.
“We realized many people have not get their vaccination.
“However, the nurses have trained at Avuavu and Tangarare to do swapping,” he said.
Seleso said his team identified that the nurses also need PPEs following the three positive cases and ice boxes to preserve the medicines.
He said his constituency needs to be fully stock with medicines because of its remoteness and inconsistent shipping services.
With these basic medical suppliers, Seleso is confident his people can withstand the community outbreak of covid 19.
Prior to that, his people have relied on herbal medicines to heal them from the sickness.