20 Dec 2010

Lack of action by officials could shut Vanuatu's main hospital

8:27 pm on 20 December 2010

The superintendent of Vanuatu's biggest hospital says it could close its doors at New Year unless the contracts of 13 doctors and 45 nurses are renewed before the 1st of January.

Vila Central Hospital superintendent Dr Willie Tokon says that because the staff are employed under contract these arrangements must be renewed by the Public Service Commission so they can continue to work at the hospital.

The Vila Central Hospital has just received long awaited medical supplies following a public outcry about the shortage of essential drugs.