THE Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has pledged SBD$1.13 Million for refurbishing National Referral Hospital as part of an ongoing support to deliver better medical services in the country.
A statement from the Taiwan Embassy said, on behalf of the ROC Government, Minister Warren Wang of the ROC (Taiwan) Embassy handed over the said donation to Hon. Dr. Tautai Agikimua Kaitu’u, Minister of Health and Medical Services, Thursday.
“The ROC (Taiwan) funded new projects focus on the renovations of NRH facilities and premises including general outpatient clinics, emergency wards, outpatient toilets, and the west wing of postnatal wards, which have been gradually worn out over the years and need to be fixed urgently.
“its also included in this renovation project, a new corridor will be built to connect the main walkway and hospital wards.
“The project costs about SBD1.13 million and will take for three months to complete.”
During the handover ceremony, Minister Warren Wang emphasized that the Government of Republic of China (Taiwan), as one of the best friends of Solomon Islands, would like to continue to enhance Solomon Islands Government’s capacity in health care and medical services in addition to providing medical related scholarships and training programs in Taiwan.
Minister Kaitu’u responded that the Government and the people of Solomon Islands acknowledge with gratitude the assistance in the construction of NRH from ROC (Taiwan) two decades ago. He expressed appreciation for the timely renovation project offered by the ROC Government and expected to see NRH to continue to function for next decades.