Hospital bed. Photo credit:

Hospital bed. Photo credit:

A 40-foot container of 48 beds and mattresses for the National Referral Hospital (NRH) has arrived in Honiara, thanks to New
Zealand’s charitable organisation – ‘Take My Hands’.

Country’s veteran journalist Alfred Sasako today reports the gifted items, valued at about $138,000 has arrived and is now awaiting clearance by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

Freight and associated cost stand at about $25,000 – met by the Solomon Forest Association SFA.

A second container of equipment for provincial hospitals and walking aids for people with disabilities is also coming.

The Auckland-based ‘Take My Hands’ charitable organisation, is sorting out items for the second container based on a wish-list
provided by Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

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