BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
THE Republic of China (ROC) Embassy’s Deputy Counselor, Oliver Weng has assured that the embassy will support Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital (KMUH) and cooperate with the National Referral Hospital (NRH) on programmes projected for next year.
He was speaking at a ceremony attended by delegates of the Solomon Islands and Taiwan Health and Medical Services Cooperation Inspection Mission, NRH CEO, Dr Steve Aumanu, heads of departments and MHMS (Ministry of Health and Medical Services) Under Secretary.
In initial remarks, Weng commended the medical hospital for having carried out a series of projects over a 10-year period at the National Referral Hospital, clinics and provinces.
He expressed that the hospital through it’s projects have done a lot and referred to the sending mobile medical teams to all nine provinces, including Honiara as an example.
Addressing delegates which included Ministry of Health and Welfare CEO of Hospital and Social Welfare Organizations Administration Commission, Dr Hsu Yuan Nian, Oliver lauded KMUH for the work.
“I have heard about their stories and even experienced the work they have done this year. So I just want to highly recommend to the ministry of health, for the cooperation delivered by KMUH,” he said.
In relation, Weng also spoke highly of the support from the National Referral Hospital.
“Without the CEO, Dr Steve Aumanu, the cooperation here, and the projects here cannot be delivered so smoothly,” he said.
Weng then emphasised that the embassy and Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will support KMUH’s projects and cooperate with NRH.
“I’ve also heard KMUH has announced several projects for next year. So I on behalf of the embassy and on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, would like to assure you that those projects and cooperation mentioned by Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, our embassy will take good care of that and will cooperate with the National Referral Hospital,” he said.
Further expressed, Weng stated that they hope to have the assistance and support of the ministry of health and the National Referral Hospital and wish that the cooperation between Taiwan and Solomon Islands will sustain.