Hospital theatres closed

Lives at risk, say doctors TWO of the three Operating Theatres at the National Referral Hospital have been closed for repair since December. And despite assurances from health authorities to do the repair work sooner, nothing has been done since. “We are now into the third month of closure,” Dr Paul Hitchin, an Orthopaedic Surgeon…

Phone explodes, burnt down home

A FAMILY of ten is homeless after their home was razed to the ground on Tuesday this week. And the cause of the fire must be serve as a warning to all people using cell (mobile) phones, because the fire started from an exploded cell phone according to Solomon Star stringer John Toki. Mr Toki…

Centre to prioritize gender equality

ADAKOA rural training centre in east Kwara’ae, Malaita province will prioritize gender equality on students enrolled this year. School Principal David Leliana told the Solomon Star that over the past years, number of girls enrolled at the centre was very low. “We have enrolled more males than females here but from this year and onwards,…

Minister assures students

Minister of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) John Moffatt Fugui assures students pursuing scholarship at the National Training Unit (NTU) office that they will all receive the opportunity to study abroad. He revealed this on Monday afternoon after a short visit to the ministry’s Panatina office in East Honiara. As usual the NTU office…

Diarrhoea awareness carried out

AN emergency diarrhoea awareness was conducted in the Busurata area within the highlands in Central Kwara’ae, Malaita province. During the visitation to Busurata clinic, nurse in-charge Mrs Margaret Sonie said, they have recorded 21 cases and have treated them during the month of January 2016. She said, no severe and death cases were reported. Mrs…

PS: NRH security a concern

Health Permanent Secretary Dr Tenneth Dalipanda says the recent stabbing of a nurse at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) is a concern and serious security risk for the health workers.  “This is a serious matter of concern that needs urgent solution,” said Dr Dalipanda. The Permanent Secretary was responding to a media comment made by…

Alleged taxi robbers allocated lawyers

Two men accused of robbing a taxi on Christmas Day are now armed with lawyers from the Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO). Lawyers representing the two accused, Daniel Kotiu and Michael Asilaua appeared for the first time in court on behalf of their clients. The two accused have been looking to have legal representatives and have…