There are plans for a new facility to be established in Port Vila to deal specifically with Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
This new health facility will be established as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which is to be signed between the Ministry of Health, the Port Vila Municipality and its stakeholders.
The MoU will officiate independent services and improve clinics by assigning medical officers to cover the primary healthcare needs of populations living in local areas.
Furthermore, the overall agreement is to ensure that the Vila Central Hospital (VCH) focuses mainly on special cases which requires more remedial procedures, allowing health centres to set their focus on providing minimal services for the people.
The clinical challenges under this MoU is the space capacity in the VCH wards, the shortage of medicines in the hospital and clinics, as well as the shortage of nurses and doctors in rural health centres.
Town Mayor, Albert Daniel said improving patient care is priority for all health care providers, to guarantee that health services are available and made accessible for everyone.