Two Isolation Wards created and fully equipped at the NRH should the need arise for such facilities.
The NRH moved quickly to adapt facilities in the hospital to accommodate an Isolation Ward in what was previously a diabetic clinic.
The establishment of an Isolation Ward was prompted by the threat of COVID-19 reaching the Solomon Islands and the need for an infection isolation facility in the event a person or persons contracted the deadly virus.
The New Zealand government has also helped in creating a second Isolation facility, essentially by having converted the former TB Isolation Ward to its present purpose.
During last week, WHO and several representatives of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services met for the handover of several items of equipment necessary for the safe and efficient functioning of the Isolation Wards should any patients suffering from suspected coronavirus need specialist treatment.
The WHO, the New Zealand Government, the MOHMS and the NRH management are due thanks and congratulations for the help and supportive initiatives taken to aid the SIG’s measures to ensure the Solomon Islands is safeguarded should coronavirus reach the nation.
Meanwhile, New Zealand continues to win world acclaim for its ‘testing, isolation and quarantine. measures that reportedly have been successful in reducing the incidents of coronavirus cases in the country to-date.