The Chairman of Malaita’s Provincial Health Emergency Operation Centre, Dr Henry Kako, has told reporters that the WHO has pledged the support of US$20,000 towards Kilu’ufi hospital’s Covid-1 preparedness and response activity.
Dr Kako said the support would go towards assisting the hospital in its isolation needs.
Dr Kako also said the WHO was looking at sending the hospital a ventilator for the isolation centre.
He added that they are also looking at sending the hospital a ventilator - a life-supporting equipment for the isolation centre.
On Tuesday this week, the hospital received the second tranche of covid-19 fund from the local MHMS totalling up to more than SBD$600k.
It is understood some of that money will used along with the WHO assistance to complete work on infrastructure within the hospital especially the triaging centre and isolation ward
In separate medical news, the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Pauline McNeil has said medical stocks at the National Medical Store are adequate in terms of supply.
Mrs McNeil, speaking on the SIBC, said the stock level for medicine is at 93 percent and consumables at 94 percent; showing that the country is in a good position.
Source: Island Sun newspaper.