A RURAL health centre on Ulawa Island has received hardware materials worth more than $7,000.
The materials would be used to repair the Taheramo Clinic which has seen a decline over the years.
Clinic’s committee chairperson Godfrey Sautehi confirmed the hardware materials were safely off loaded at Suu Moli port yesterday and are now at the clinic ready for work to kick off.
“My committee had received a total of 20 bags of cement, 25 sheets of Masonite as well as nails worth $5,301 of hardware from Tongs Hardware Company which was purchased by the Makira Ulawa province health division upon a request our committee submitted last month,” Sautehi said.
“A total of $7,087-00 was paid for materials, freight and petrol for milled timbers which are very big help for us in ward one, which is Taheramo clinic’s catchment area,” he further added.
He is also happy with the positive outcome from responsible authorities which shows concern for the quality health service provided for his people.
“I want to thank the Kirakira Hospital administration on behalf of the people here for supporting and considering the need of the Taheramo clinic where our communities for a long time needed to improve its infrastructure,” Sautehi added.
He further adds that work on the clinic will start soon as and would be completed by June.
The Chairman said he looks forward for more support to clinics on Ulawa in the future, so that people on the island can access quality and reliable health services in the future.
By Lionel Taorao