Safety of patients at NRH compromised

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The National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara
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BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO

SAFETY of patients at the National Referral Hospital was severely compromised when six positive cases were recorded at the Emergency Department.

This was stated by the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his special national address yesterday.

“The safety of patients at the National Referral hospital is already severely compromised with 6 positive cases in the Emergency department. We cannot use the NRH for any COVID-19 cases,” Sogavare said.

He adds that of the 48 cases of COVID-19 recorded yesterday, 9 cases are from the Emergency Department of the National Referral hospital, 3 staff and 6 patients.

“The Emergency Department of the NRH is closed as of Wednesday night following the diagnosis of the 9 positive cases,” Sogavare said.


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