HUNDREDS of people from in and around Aola, in the Northeast Guadalcanal on Monday gathered to witness the handing over of their new area health centre.
In a media statement issued, the centre was funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), through the World Health Organisation (WHO) Western Pacific Region with the amount of SBD$10million.
The new centre will accommodate an antenatal and labor ward, a mini-surgery room, a mini pharmacy, and a mini lab.
Speaking during the handover, the Minister for Health and Medical Service, Dr Culwick Togamana had thanked the KOICA, WHO, GPG Medical Division and National Government through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), the MP for East Central Guadalcanal, the contractor, Lee Kwok Kuen, and the people of Aola Ward for the successful completion of the centre.
The centre is looking forward to provide basic health services to more than 8000 plus people in the area and other catchment areas outside.
MHMS has congratulated people in East Central Guadalcanal for a successful opening of their new health centre.
The project was implemented through WHO in partnership with both the national & provincial ministry of health with wonderful support from provincial government, East Central Guadalcanal constituency office and communities.
The ministry also thanked the contractor for timely delivery of quality work that is now open to serve our people there.
By FOLLET JOHN