As a concerned parent, I now understand that Aligegeo Provincial Secondary school suspended classes due to students testing positive for Malaria, but no malaria medicine was available for treatment at Kilu’ufi hospital.
I also understand that the Kilu’ufi Health Surveillance team failed to assist the school when they already knew the situation is ‘high risk’ that seriously affected half of the school population.
It is very sad indeed to hear many students who went to Kilu’ufi Hospital over the weekend tested positive for Malaria, but weren’t given any Malaria treatment because the hospital ran out of Malaria medicine. One would question why the only trusted hospital in Malaita province run out of Malaria medicine?
Who failed to get those Malaria medicine on time, or is it because Malaria medicine ran out of stock from a source where you usef to collect Malaria medicine? Where was the Kilu’ufi hospital Director during such a time when the medicine ran out? Malaita Province, what can you say about that? I understand that the work of doctors and nurses should be 100% on treatment of patients. Your full concentration should be more on sick patients and whatever cases are reported from anyone or any organization should be the priority.
It was sad to hear that the school had to step in to purchase malaria medicine from a private pharmacy in Auki whilst the ONE and ONLY HOSPITAL in MALAITA PROVINCE ran out of MALARIA medicine. Or is this an excuse because the Health Surveillance team failed to attend to this situation?
I have put this post to the Public because, during the course of this outbreak my nephew, a form four student from North Malaita lost his life during this likely Malaria outbreak. So who should be blamed for that, Kilu’ufi hospital health team, the school, or who?
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