BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
THE national referral hospital is currently being boosted by Taiwanese help, however, it is reported that there is much more the country’s main hospital needs improvement on.
“So much has happened. The impact has been great for the hospital here and for the patients and of course for the mobile teams that have come as expressed in the report,” National Referral Hospital (NRH) CEO, Dr Steve Aumanu.
According to Aumanu, the hospital from collaborations with Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital (KMUH) through Honiara based Taiwan Health Centre (THC) is grateful to be able to provide clinical specialists, equipment and trainings.
“These are important areas of which under the collaboration we have benefited from. There’s a lot more we can engage in,” he said.
Aumanu however, stressed that while they are grateful that they can still maintain such service they would be happier if their services and facilities continue to improve and their human resources continue to be capacitated so that they can provide much needed improved health services to people of Solomon Islands.
He went on to say that as a manifestation of the mutually cordial relationship Solomon Islands has with the Republic of China (ROC), Taiwan, they look forward to further collaborations.
“So I hope we can collaborate more and exchange views for the rest of the programmes,” said Aumanu.
He was speaking at an occasion yesterday at the Taiwan Health Centre attended by members of the Solomon Islands and Taiwan Health and Medical Services Cooperation Inspection Mission who recently arrived in the country to visit and see how the Taiwan Health Center has progressed with its projects at NRH.