No water supply for Health Centre(s) in Honiara
I have heard of a pub with no beer but a health clinic without a water supply is really something and a sad reflection on the state of affairs in the Solomon Islands now 41 years after independence.
It has been claimed, today, that the White River health centre in West Honiara closed its doors last Saturday as there was no water supply to assist in delivering health care to many patients
It seems the water issue is ongoing at the White River health centre ant at other health clinics in the city.
A notice issued by the White River clinic Management stressed the clinic would close its door by 12-midday (Monday) as there was no running water available.
“As there is no water, the clinic will open only up to 12-miday, thanks for your understanding,” the notice stated.”
If the water crisis is still associated with pollution occurring at the Kongulai water catchment site causing Solomon Water to again cut off water supplies to households and premises throughout Honiara, then I was hopeful the SIG’s reported action in stopping logging practices at the Kongulai water source would have allowed normal water supplies to have been resumed by now.
It might be health centres need to be provided with water tanks to ensure an emergency source of water.