Govt must fix ‘serious situation’ at Manuopo clinic: Wale


The clinic’s delivery unit in 2016. Photo: Richard Bapo

Temotu residents and Members of Parliament have called for maintenance of the run down Manuopo area health clinic on Lomlom in the Reef Islands, Temotu Province for years.

In Parliament yesterday, Aoke/Langalanga MP Matthew Wale said the Ministry of Health and Medical Services needs to urgently address the deteteriorating clinic, which serves a population of more than 5,000 people.

He said of the clinics across the country that are in poor condition, Manuopo is among the worst.

The Government must find the funds to fix the clinic, regardless of its tight budget, Mr Wale said.

“It’s a really serious situation at Manuopo, and Government must isolate it as a top priority, fixed this year — don’t continue to move it,” he said. “Even if there is no money, cut some timber and repair the holes or something like that.”

By Leni Dalavera

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