Health Ministry deploys team to Anuta after reports of dysentery

(SIG/GCU Release): The Ministry of Health and Medical Services is actively investigating reports of a dysentery outbreak on the remote Anuta Island, Temotu Province. Reports of the outbreak first appeared on SIBC Radio last week. An elder in the community told SIBC and Lata Hospital that there have been 37 suspected cases of dysentery, resulting…

Mua urges global community to recognise Taiwan at the world assembly

(SIG/GCU Release): Solomon Islands Minister of Health and Medical Services, Hon. Dickson Mua has urged the Global Community to recognise the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan to fully participate at the World Health Assembly. Hon. Mua is currently leading the Solomon Islands delegation to the 72nd World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on…

PM expresses need to purchase CT scan/ Medical Container Facility

(PM Press): PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has expressed the need for the Government to begin the process in seriously purchasing a Computed Tomography scan machine for the country. The Prime Minister highlighted this when he visited Sony’s Medical Container Facility in Iwaki City, Fukushima, Japan recently. The Sony’s medical container is the latest state of…

NEW THREAT

Public warned of deadly meningococcal meningitis disease Members of the public are urged to seek medical help as early as possible, especially in case of high fever. Health authorities issued the warning after two children passed away over the weekend. The two, a brother and sister from Malaita, experienced fever and rash before their deaths.…

Top doctor resigns

A top surgeon at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) has tendered his resignation amidst calls by the Leadership Code Commission for doctors to cease their private practices. Dr Dudley Baerodo, the country’s only urology specialist, confirmed to Solomon Today Post he had submitted his resignation letter to the Public Service Commission (PSC) last week. “Yes, I’ve…

Dengue alert

Public told to take extra precaution The general public has again been warned to take extra precaution in light of an increasing number of dengue fever cases being recorded at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara. Registrar at the Emergency Department at NRH, Dr Pedical Togamae told the Solomon Star yesterday that they have…