[SIBC News, 15 January 2011] - Poor health services at Namuga mini- hospital in East Makira Province has cost the life of a new born baby.
The baby died as a result of lack of appropriate attention given to him coupled with the lack of transportation to refer him to Kirakira quickly.
A concerned Makira man, Alfred Mare, says the hospital has been without full staff and it affects the services rendered by the mini- hospital.
Mr. Mare added that the continuous failure of the Makira Health authorities to fix the mini- hospital's only running outboard motor engine has cost the rural hospital dearly.
He calls on the relevant authorities to quickly attend to the problem faced by the Namuga mini- hospital before more lives are lost.