TAIWAN MEDICAL TEAM VISITS SOLOMONS CENTRAL ISLANDS

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (Solomon Star, Sept. 27) - A fifteen-member Taiwan Mobile Medical Mission visited the Mini Hospital of Tulagi, Central Islands Province, Solomon Islands, on Monday to conduct medical examination of the locals.

The team includes doctors, nurses and experts.

Reports reaching Solomon Star said the team provided free medical services to the local people in the surrounding communities of Tulagi.

Medical services that have been rendered includes pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, internal medicine, dentistry, surgery, and orthopedics.

During the daylong visit the team also donated numerous kinds of medicine worth thousands of dollars to hundreds of local people.

It was highlighted that the local people were glad to see the coming of the medical mission because some of the sick patients who have suffered for a long time through some form of sickness had the chance to be treated or prescribed with medicine that are not normally provided by the local clinic.

This trip was made possible with the assistance of Dr. George Malefoasi, Permanent Secretary on special duties from the Ministry of Health.

With the assistance of staff from the Mini Hospital, this volunteer medical service has gone successfully and many patients were greatly relieved with medical treatment and medicine.

The Taiwan Mobile Medical Mission was funded greatly by TaiwanICDF, an official organization in charge of managing and coordinating Taiwan’s aid to the needy countries in the world. TaiwanICDF will organize and sponsor more medical missions to the needy world in the near future.

This is the first Taiwanese medical trip to the rural areas in Solomon Islands.

The medical mission had visited Marau Area Health Center and Balolava Health Center in Ranandi over the weekend and was able to help many patients in the remote rural areas with the provision of medications and examinations.

The Medical Mission will be leaving Honiara on tomorrow after ten days of medical service in the country.

September 28, 2006

Solomon Star: http://www.solomonstarnews.com/

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