Dear Editor – I write to raise concern with regards to the White River clinic. During the April flash flood, this clinic was damaged by the flood. There were some help given to the clinic to ensure it is up and operational again.
So within few weeks work on restoring the clinic was done with the help from some good hearted people. And services were restored again.
But one thing which really bothers me is with the lack of work to reinstall the fencing around the clinic.Since the flash flood, the fence around the clinic was never restored and the clinic waiting area is open day and night.
My question is who should be responsible for this fence. There are funds allocated for recovery process following the flood. So why not use part of the money to help reconstruct the fence around the clinic.
Because of lack of fence the place is a like a playing ground and meeting place every night for children and youths.
A clinic supposed to be a place where it is kept clean and respected at all times.
Having no fence with an open waiting area attracts youths and children to enjoy the free lights there to play and relax during the night when there are no services.
I believe the nurse-in-charge should push hard to ensure there is fencing around the clinic because its nearly five (5) months now and nothing was done to restore the fence.
But if the officer had done his/her part already in notifying the responsible authorities then its in the courts of the responsible authorities.
I wish the ministry of health and the Honiara city council health division officials realise the importance of having this fence re-constructed as soon as possible.
Your prompt action in getting this fence restored around would be much appreciated by some concern people in the area for the good of the clinic in the years ahead.
Jiuh Desh Jnr
A concern citizen