The flood ravaged Pikinini clinic at Matanikau will soon resume services after it was closed for almost ten months since the April floods last year (2014).
A senior nursing staff of Honiara City Council (HCC), Annie Leo said the clinic will resume its normal services as of next week.
“It’s been quite a while now since the clinic was close, and we knew that mothers and children have been struggling to access services.
“This clinic is purposely to serve children of ages ranging from 1 month to 12 years, the age group that is more vulnerable to diseases.
“Its closure has affected children within that age group since our normal awareness program for mothers to take care and well fed their children were also cancelled, due to lack of proper venues to meet up with parents and their children,” she said.
She ruged mothers to take their sick children to the clinic by next week.
Mr Stanley Waiga, Supervisor of Buildings from the HCC said that their renovation work on the building is completed.
“We’re only working on the entry gates and the fence which should be finish by Friday this week,” he said.
He urged people to take responsibility and look after the clinic and its facilities so that others will get the same quality service in the future.
By ‘AATAI JOHN