A portable pre-fab building to be used as a workshop at the NRH for the making of artificial limbs would greatly assist the rehabilitation of patients.
“Where there is a will there is a way”
A news feature today, Wednesday, tells the story of the Solomon Ports being fully prepared for any possible lockdown scenario as the Covid -19 pandemic continuous so far outside the Solomon Islands.
An article in the Islands Sun said new prefab container houses have been completed as an ‘Emergency Response Compound’ for port workers.
The new ‘Emergency Response Compound’ can house up to 80 staff, and is all being fitted with electricity, and water supply, air-conditioning, beddings, etc.
Carpentry supervisor Mr. Donald Taona said the prefab houses had initially been purposely ordered for different work areas inside the port, but since the Covid-19 pandemic escalated, the purpose was then shifted to a facility purposely for an emergency lockdown.
I congratulate Solomon Ports on the initiative taken to provide the prefab houses but I would very much like to appeal to the management of Solomon Ports to donate one of the more sizable prefabs to the National Referral Hospital to be used as a workshop for the making of artificial limbs for the hundreds of patients and former patients needing to be provided with prosthetics following surgery for the loss of a leg occasioned by diabetes.
After months and months of trying to get a prefab workshop for the NRH nothing has been forthcoming and there one sees a real emergency rather than a potential one.