Minister of Health & Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana has announced tonight that many health workers within his ministry have returned to work after recovering from COVID-19.
Speaking tonight, Togamana said in terms of his Ministry’s human resources, yesterday: “I mentioned over a hundred additional nurses being recruited to support COVID-19 response at the NRH, Honiara City and Guadalcanal Province clinics. Today I have been informed that many of our workers, at the corporate service level including administration have also returned to work. Many have previously tested positive for COVID-19 and have since then recovered and have now returned to their duties.”
He said all health emergency operation centres at National and Provincial levels remain active and continue to coordinate command and control responses to the current situation.
Meanwhile Togamana reiterated the importance of adhering to COVID-19 public safe measures.
“Though curfew hours are now between 12am to 6am, it is not because the situation has improved, rather the need to balance health and our economy and livelihood of our people. Therefore, I am strongly advising that we all continue to uphold COVID-19 safe measures at home and when travelling in and out of your homes. Limit movements, frequently wash hands and maintain social distancing as much as possible,” said the minister of health.