NEW ZEALAND PROVIDES CLINIC TO SOLOMONS DISTRICT

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Facility soon to open doors

By Trixie Carter HONIARA, Solomon Islands (Solomon Star, May 31, 2010) - THE Pikinini clinic that is build at the Mataniko area will soon open its doors to provide quality health care for all children.

Work on the clinic is moving ahead to its final phase that is expected to complete next month (June).

The Pikinini clinic is design with two consultation rooms and two treatment rooms, which are the out-patients and medical wards and will provide 24 hr services.

The clinic is cost about half a million dollar, is funded by NZAID and the Commonwealth local Government Forum in partnership with the Honiara City Council.

Council sayid the clinic is one of its key plans to provide good health care of every child in the city to have access to quality health care for all children.

Aiming at to reduce morbidity of children due to common childhood illness such as acute respiratory infection, malaria, diarrhea, skin infections and vaccines preventive diseases.

According to City mayor Andrew Mua early statement said the Pikinini clinic will help relief services at the national referral hospital.

"The hospital is under threat from natural disaster because of its location so the council is working hard to have better facilities to accommodate sick children".

He said this will reduce the number of children demand of health assistance at the national referral hospital.

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