11 Mar 2020

Solomons govt MPs undergo health checks

9:49 am on 11 March 2020

Members of the Solomon Islands government have been screened for non-communicable diseases, or NCDs.

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Photo: Andrey Popov 123RF

The office of Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, said they underwent tests for blood sugar levels, blood pressure and body mass index among other checks.

A medical team from the Ministry of Health's NCD division facilitated the screening programme.

It's a new initiative for all government officials to take part in monthly checks of their personal health.

Yesterday's screening showed Mr Sogavare is generally healthy and fit.

Other MPs in the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement to be checked included the Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga, Caucus chair Namson Tran and East Makira MP Lilly Maefai.

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Manasseh Sogavare. Photo: RNZ/Koroi Hawkins