WESTERN Province’s director of health Dr Gregory Jilini has denied reports Seghe Mini Hospital in Marovo has run out of basic medication.
A mother from the area, Endu Luiramo, told the Solomon Star yesterday they went to the hospital on Monday with their babies but were told medicines have run out.
“Monday is normally post-natal day at Seghe clinic,” Mrs Luiramo said.
“So a lot of us mothers brought our babies to the clinic only to be told medicines have run out.
“The nurse told us to return home and find custom medicine for our babies,” she said.
“We were all shocked when the nurse told us to return home.
“Some of the babies brought on that day were very sick.
“For the nurse to turn us back home due to lack of medication was unbelievable.
“I am therefore urging the national government to ensure rural clinics are supplied regularly with medicines,” she said.
But Dr Jilini said the claim was untrue
“Seghe has not run out of medication. It is continuing to attend to patients seeking treatment,” Dr Jilini added.
“Maybe the mother who gave you the news must have heard rumous somewhere.
“The truth however is that Seghe hospital is serving patients within the Marovo area at this time,” he said.
By DENVER NEWTER