BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
THE Solomon Islands and Taiwan Health and Medical Services Cooperation Inspection Mission donated medical supplies and toured the National Referral Hospital yesterday.
A formal ceremony was held for the delegation in the morning at the Taiwan Health Centre which was also attended by NRH CEO, heads of NRH departments and Ministry of Health and Medical Services’ Under Secretary.
The occasion began with a presentation from one of the delegates, Mr Wei-Chou Chang, a senior specialist from Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital who delivered a rundown of the progress of projects the Taiwan Health Mission has carried out over the years at NRH and in the provinces.
Remarks were later made by Taiwan’s CEO of Hospital and Social Welfare Organisations, Administration Commission of Ministry of Health and Welfare, Dr Yuan-Nian Hsu, NRH CEO, Dr Steve Aumanu and Deputy Counselor of the Taiwan Embassy in Solomon Islands, Mr Oliver Weng.
This was concluded with the presentation of gifts and a tour around the National Referral Hospital.
Members of the mission of from the Ministry of Health and Welfare are Dr Yuan-Nian Hsu CEO of Hospital and Social Welfare Organisations, Ms Wen-Li Yang, Chief Strategic Officer of Taipei City Hospital and Ms Wen-Chu Yen, a researcher from the Office of International Cooperation.
Delegates from the Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital are Mr Chao Yuan Wang, Vice Superintendent / Professor, Mr Wei-Chou Chang, Senior Specialist and Mr Yu Chau Lin who is a nurse.
The purpose of the trip is to attend a workshop at NRH, donate medical supplies and inspect Taiwan Health Mission operations.