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…

National Referral Hospital a “big leap forward”

National Referral Hospital  (NRH) this week launched a  new software  that will improve patient care and strengthen health systems throughout the country. A statement from the Ministry of health and medical services said, the Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) software was funded by ICTSU and developed by ICTSU and Solomon IT Solutions, in partnership with…

Maelanga donates funds to Christian Care Centre and San Isidro

Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Hon Manasseh Maelanga donate a total of $100,000 to two local charity organisations today. Hon Maelanga travelled to San Isidro Care Centre in Aruligho, North West Guadalcanal and the Christain Care Centre in East Honiara to donate the funds in person. Mr Maelanga first travelled to San…

SPO supports Helena Goldie hospital

He Goldie Hospital at Munda, Western Province has received a timely assistance from South Pacific Oil (SPO) company on Wednesday. SPO team which includes Dr Levi Hou SPO Board Director, Kunal Nandan, SPO Chief Finance Officer, Joseph Huta SPO Management Accountant, William Watepuru Sales and Marketing Manager and SPO Sales and Marketing officer David Bogese…

WHO regional director meets PM

THE visiting World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for the Western Pacific Dr. Shin Young-soo met Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in Honiara yesterday (Wednesday). Dr Shin is visiting Solomon Islands this week as part of his regional tour of the Western Pacific Region. The two leaders discussed issues regarding health services including issues of population growth…