BY DESMOND RAHE
THE R.O.C. (Taiwan) Government will continue to deliver support in terms of Infrastructure Refurbishment Projects for the National Referral Hospital says Oliver Weng, Deputy Counsellor of the Embassy of Republic of Taiwan (ROC) in Solomon Islands.
According to the original proposal, this refurbishment project will cover; Renovation and maintenance work to Oncology/Histology Building, Renovation and maintenance work to Diabetic Clinic, Proposed storage for Operating theatre, Refurbishment and renovation works to old nurses’ hostel, Construction of New Car Part, Special Care Nursery and Electronic Based AMP Security System.
Weng said The R.O.C. (Taiwan) Government echoes the Solomon Islands National Development Goal to uplift the quality of medical services by implementing these NRH projects, and it will be for the benefit of all Solomon Islanders as well.
“These NRH refurbishment projects are crucial not only for the fellow Solomon Islanders in the capital city, but also for the patients that are referring to NRH from all 50 constituencies around the country.
“The implementation of this NRH refurbish projects is timely for Solomon Islands. As a faithful development partner, the R.O.C. (Taiwan) Government will maintain our ongoing support for the health sector, and keep providing urgent medical assistance to the National Referral Hospital.”
In December 2016 the R.O.C (Taiwan) Government donated a total of $6 Million Solomon Dollars to support the infrastructure project for the National Referral Hospital. As the only referral hospital at the national level, NRH is constantly under heavy workload, therefore, the Taiwan Government allocated this $6 Million budget support to keep NRH in good shape.
Weng reiterated that the health and medical cooperation between Taiwan and Solomon islands remains cordial and successful over the past 36 years.
“More than $10 Million U.S. Dollars have been invested to build the NRH through several construction stages. And this year, we are also celebrating a decade of establishment of Taiwan Health Center.”
Meanwhile, he confidently stressed that healthcare are basic human rights while diseases have no boundaries.
“As a member of the global community, Taiwan will continue to uphold the objective of “health for all.”