A provincial leader in Solomon Islands is calling for the closure of a dilapidated health centre in the remote Reef Islands.
The speaker of the Temotu Provincial Assembly, Johnson Levela, said the Manuopo health centre is "overtly rundown" and has been neglected by the national government for over 15 years.
Mr Levela is calling on the Ministry of Health to close the centre and find a better venue for a health care facility.
Johnson Levela said Reef Islanders deserve better from the government.
The provincial speaker also asked what had happened to $US1.3 million in funds he understood had been set aside for the rehabilitation of rural health care centres such as Manuopo.
He called on government to urgently address the issue.