Mr Usamate visits Health Facilities in the North

Mr Usamate visits Health Facilities in the North


The Hon. Minister for Health and Medical Services Mr Jone Usamate this week visited health facilities in the North, particularly in rural areas including Nakorovatu Health Centre, Kubulau Nursing Station, Wainunu Health Centre and Nabouwalu Hospital.

The above health facilities had sustained damage during TC Winston, and this was an opportunity to review the current provision of health services after rehabilitation work was conducted by the Government.

On the visit Mr Usamate was informed that the quick response from the government and donor agencies has helped to reshape the health centres, and although minor issues persist, the Ministry continues to explore various means to address them.

While meeting the staff and patients, Mr Usamate reassured them that the Ministry will look at the shortcomings, and that it had been working tirelessly with the available resources to address concerns.

“We are constantly monitoring the provision of the health services around the country and we will certainly work closely with the respective departments to normalize the services at these health facilities,” Mr Usamate said.

He also thanked the staff for doing their best to provide health care services for the benefit of the society as a whole.