BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
ACTING City Mayor Eddie Ngava has called on members of Parliament to step in and render support in the national issue – medical drug shortage.
He expressed this sentiment at the officially handing over of medical supplies by Namson Tran (MP for West Honiara) to three clinics in his constituency.
Ngava said the donations of the medical drugs are from one MP but if the 49 others step in with the same initiative it will lessen the country’s medical crisis.
“Hence I hereby challenge the other Parliamentarians who if on their own way rendered support to our clinics in each of the constituency then we’ll have gone a long way,” he said.
The total cost of the medical drugs is $250,000 and this amount of money came directly from Tran’s personal funds, purposely to help address the country’s drug shortage problem.
The three clinics Tran supported are Mbokona Clinc, Rove Area Health Centre and Whit River Clinic.
The medical drugs supplied to Mbokona Clinic include; Benzathine Penicillin injection 24s, Cloxacillin Capsules 250mg 1000’s, Cloxacillin Susp 125mg/5ml 100ml,Sterile Water for injection, Needle gauze #23, Salbutamol inhaler 5mg 500’s, Crepe Bandage 10cm x 5m, Crepe Bandage 7.5cm x 5m, Crepe Bandage 5m x 1.5m, Procaine Penicillin 24’s, Paracetamol 500mg 1000’s, Paracetamol 100mg 1000’s, Septrin tablet 480mg 1000’s, Cotton Wool roll 50g, Ibuprofen tablet 200mg 1000’s, Magnesium Trisilicate tablet 1000’s, Zinc Oxide plasters 6’s.
Rove Clinic with; Amoxicillin Capsule 250mg, Amoxicillin Suspension 125mg/5ml, Benzathine Penicillin 24’s, Chloramphenicol Eye Drop, Cloxacillin Capsules 250mg, Cloxacillin Susp 125mg/5ml , Cotton Wool roll 25g, Cotton Wool roll 50g, Dispensing Bags (ctn), Guaze Needle #21, Guaze Needle #23, Ibuprofen tablet 200mg 1000’s, Paracetamol 500mg 1000’s, Parafin Gauze, Penicillin V tablet 5mg 500’s, Zinc Oxide Plaster, Prednisolone tablet 5mg 500’s, Procain Penicillin 24’s, Salbutamol inhaler, Septrin/Cotrimoxazole tablet 480mg 1000’s, Sterile Water for injection 5ml, Crepe Bandage 10cm x 5m, Crepe Bandage 7.5cm x 5m, Crepe Bandage 5m x 1.5m.
White River clinic with; Cloxacillin Capsules 250mg 1000’s, Cloxacillin Suspension 125mg/5ml 100ml, Amoxicillin Capsule 250mg 1000’s, Amoxicillin Suspension 125mg/5ml 100ml, Erythromycin Tablet 250mg 1000’s, Benzathine Penicillin injection 24’s, Salbutamol inhaler solution 5ml, Chloramphenicol Eye Drop, Crepe Bandage 10cm x 5m, Crepe Bandage 7.5cm x 5m ,Crepe Bandage 5m x 1.5m, Ibuprofen tablet 200mg 1000’s, Sterile Water for injection 20’s, Cannula Yellow 25 gauze.