The Honiara City Council have identified three of it’s clinics to open till late for a three months trial basis.
In a statement, the Chairman of Health Division and Deputy Mayor Charles Aiwosuga said in a meeting held with senior staffs of the division, they have came up with the decision and have submitted a recommendation to the city Clerk for endorsement.
The clinics identified are Kukum, Mataniko and Rove clinic.
“The idea to open the clinics till late on three months trial basis is to meet the demand of sick patients attending clinics after hours.”
“Also with the high rise of non-communicable diseases, there is the need to monitor health status and to provide medical attention before a patient is referred to the central hospital,” Aiwosuga added.
It has been recommended that official time for duty officers in the morning will be at 07: 30 to 15:00 hrs and afternoons from 15:00 hrs to 23:hrs.
The Chairman further states that as per the Act of the Council, Health is one of the services effectively provided by the Council, and with the increasing population rate in the City, strategies should be in place to ease the queue every morning experienced in the Clinics.
Aiwosuga appealed to the general public to respect the Clinics and nurses who will be providing the services and urged everyone to be responsible citizens in taking care of the Council properties.
He said it is also important for everyone to abide with health advises for a healthy living to help reduce the high rate of non-communicable diseases.
The chairman thanked all staffs in the clinics for providing medical services to the public here in the City.