Piles of donated medical supplies given through a partnership agreement with SHaRM Australian Foundation and the Rotary Club have been discarded since last year at the Epauto Multipurpose Hall in Port Vila.

Flown in by the Royal Australian Air Force on July 2019, the second-hand supplies which include: wheelchairs, operation theatre beds, crutches, needles, tubes and other useful equipment are still left with no restrictions and supervision from securities.

Reports from teachers at Epauto SDA school say even students are looting through the cargo of supplies and walking off with what they can carry.

Daily Post has reached out to the Ministry of Health for an explanation on why the supplies are still up at Epauto when they should be distributed to medical centres or the Vanuatu Central Hospital, but the MOH failed to respond prior to print.

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