Clinic Needs More Staff and Working Space

Posted on Jun 02 2017


Buhalu Adventist Health Clinic

By ADRIAN ALES

Buhalu Adventist Clinic Nursing Officer reveals that the clinic needs more staff members and an open working space upon a visit yesterday by the South Pacific Division Heath Director of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Dr. Chestor Kuma yesterday.

Nursing Officer, Rose Aisuk, revealed to the visiting delegate led by the South Pacific Division Health Director of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Dr. Chester Kuma, that the mission run health clinic is in dire need of increased staff members and working space.

Situated in Buhalu Village of the Labuta LLG in Nawaeb District, the clinic was first opened in 2015 but started operations in 2016 with two staffs, a female midwife and a male community health worker (CHW).

From left: Kells Malfun (CHW), Rose Aisuk (N|O) village elders

According to Morobe Mission Health Director, Mrs. Gabby Akui, the facility was titled as a clinic but operated as a Sub-Health Centre, serving a total population of 4020 plus people.


“I want an extension of the clinic providing space for family health services, outpatient, a space to keep vaccines and also a separate space for labour and midwifery activities”, said Rose Aisuk, Nursing Officer for the Buhalu Health Clinic.

The clinic is also engaged in partnership programs with other organizations like Mari Stopes, performing minor operations for family health services like vasectomy and implants.
With the visitation made by Dr. Chestor Kuma, from the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, the clinic is expected to see changes in the near future.