Dear Editor – Again Solomon Star chose the above item as its head line news on its Monday August 29 issue.
That article is a very serious issue in as far as the bilateral agreement with Cuba is concerned, SIG medical training policy, institutions involved and a host of other protocols.
Some of us understand over the years that the Solomon Star and many of its players are bent on dis-crediting our young and Cuban trained doctors.
Many of those in this league are some current senior doctors at the National referral Hospital.
A news item of that nature should come from the Hospital leadership and its Managers or from the high ranking medical officials of the MHMS. Why should Solomon Star choose this bold news item and then shy away its source?
Why is your source wanted to remain anonymous? How you no save go lo MHMS to obtain the official version?
If you are adamant so as to publish the item, reveal your identity! Why hide if it’s the truth?
I urge the MHMS to confirm that report and issue an official SIG press release. I do not think the public is interested in sensational reporting that the Solomon Star is known for.
A number of times I am at the central hospital and you know what? Oketa young Cuban trained Doctors waka full time.
Some of them stayed on 2 to 3 days before going back home. Over the weekend they are always there.
They really have the work ethic this country is dying to see and have.
I must say here that some of our qualified and experienced doctors are the ones who always want to pick on these young people but oketa now like run private clinic because money drives their work not service for the people.
Last year SIG sent a high level team to Cuba to look at this issue. They released their findings in an interesting report also published by your paper.
Their conclusive recommendation is already been addressed by the Government. What moa Solomon Star and this proud anonymous doctor ia try for duim?
To those young doctors even if we don’t know who you are, keep up your good work. Do not let negative reporting and sensationalism destroy you too early. You have a job to do. Prove your critics wrong.
Solomon Islands need humble medical workers who are committed to work for the people. Not those who force the SIG for training and once they got their qualification left the service for greener pastures or even overseas.