Taiwan donates medical supplies - Solomon Star News

Taiwan donates medical supplies

18 July 2018
Acting CEO for NRH Dr Rooney Jagilly, 3rd from right, receives the medical donation from Oliver Weng from the Taiwan embassy office in Honiara as Alice Hsu and other doctors from Taiwan look on.

THE Taiwanese government on Tuesday stepped in to donate medical supplies worth SBD$80,000 to the National Referral Hospital (NRH).

This was part of its quick response to the current drug situation which, is said to be in short supply at the country’s main hospital in Honiara.

As a faithful developing partner in health sector, the Taiwan Embassy instructed Taiwan health center to arrange a quick response solution and to prepare medical supplies to donate to the NRH’s operation theater, said Taiwan’s Alice Hsu.

Ms Hsu, the Taiwan Health Centre leader who is station at the Taiwan Health Centre at NRH, explained that the materials donated is mainly for surgical ward.

These includes; gauzes, bandages, barrier surgical gowns, gloves, laryngeal mask airways, endo tubes, ambu masks, filters, surgical sutures, Nasogastric tubes, Foley tubes, microsurgery knifes, blades, haemostats, anesthetic and disinfection agents.

Ms Hsu said that apart from the assistance, Taiwan Health Center has dispatched an ENT specialist Dr. Lin Yichu from Taiwan to be stationed at NRH.

With currently no ENT specialist at NRH, she is providing out-patient service and in-patient service.

Other than that, she will also share her knowledge with local medical team, and lecture the medical lessons for training the bridging interns program.

Dr. Lin will remain at NRH this month.

NRH Acting Chief Executive Officer (ECO) Dr Rooney Jagilly described the assistance as timely to help the surgical ward.

He thanked the Taiwanese government and her people for assisting the people of Solomon Islands during this challenging time.