PETITION ON SI MEDICAL HEALTH SERVICE UNDERWAY
It is reported from Honiara today, 2 February 2018 that a petition is being organized by the patients, health workers and their supporters and that signatures are being collected to petition the Prime Minister to call for a Commission of Enquiry (COE) into the medical and health service provided at the National Referral Hospital (NRH)
The petition is aimed at seeing the recommendations set in the 2009 and 2015 Special Select Committee report into the Quality of Medical Services provided at NRH are fully implemented, with special attention on the development aspects of the NRH.
In April 2009 the SI Parliament resolved on a motion to appoint a Special Select Committee to inquire into the quality of medical services provided at the National Referral Hospital (NRH).
Since then only a few of the recommendations have been achieved and the quality of medical services at the NRH is claimed to be poor.
The petitioners support the call for the national government to carry out work on the recommendations adding that the NRH needs a total restructuring.