Medical lab stretched to capacity

THE molecular laboratory at the National Referral Hospital is now stretched to capacity and test results will continue to be delayed as the number of swab samples collected since Wednesday this week increases rapidly. A statement from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services said since yesterday morning (Thursday 20th January) over 300 samples have…

GIZO MARKET SERVICES REDUCED

GIZO Market in the Western Province will open for only three days starting next week. This was endorsed by the Western Provincial Executive through the Provincial Health Emergency Oversight Committee (PHOEC) and the Provincial Disaster Committee (PDOC). In a special address to Western Province today, the provincial premier Christian Mesepitu said as of next week…

Wale: 48 new cases sad, unfortunate

LEADER of Opposition has described today’s announcement of 48 new COVID-19 cases by the Prime Minister this afternoon as ‘sad and unfortunate’.Matthew Wale in a statement issued by Opposition Office said this is the highest number of cases recorded in the last 24hrs and it is a serious concern for the country.“I am equally saddened…

WP premier reiterates safety measures

PREMIER of Western Province is pleading with all people of Western Province to follow strict measures and protocols that was already endorsed by the Executive through Western Provincial Disaster Oversight Committee (PDOC).   This came after the activation of the Level 3 response phase approved yesterday by the Provincial Health Oversight and Emergency Committee (PHEOC),…

NRH now in emergency mode

THE National Referral Hospital is now into emergency mode and will be only be accepting emergencies, accidents and referrals. A statement from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services said with the current COVID-19 community transmission in Honiara and ongoing response, the National Referral Hospital (NRH) is now into emergency mode. For all accidents and…