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Staff of the Ministry of Fisheries awaiting their turn to be counselled Staff of the Ministry of Fisheries awaiting their turn to be counselled

Honiara, 29th April 2021: A team from the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) section of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) visited the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) for two days this week to carry out a general medical check for all Fisheries Officers.

The medical check included measuring of body weight, height, blood pressure, sugar level and cardiovascular system. 

This is important as the Ministry steps up its effort to ensure it has a fit and healthy workforce is at hand to deliver its expected services for the people of Solomon Islands.

The NCD team took the staff through the medical check process starting with the measurement of height, waist, weight, sugar level, blood pressure and counselling.

Ministry Fisheries and Marine Resources Permanent Secretary Dr Christain Ramofafia during doing his NCD check

Officers that were diagnosed with sugar level in the body and have signs of hypertension were thoroughly counselled and referred for further medical checks at the National Referral Hospital.

It was a successful two days as most staff turned up to undertake their medical checks. The MFMR Executive and Management thanked every staff for responding positively to the call and be part of this wider campaign for a healthy work force within the government ministries and agencies.

Fisheries Officer Ms Rieka Kwalai being counselled after completing her check up

Going forward after this medical check, the Ministry will be implementing its “No Pain, No Gain” Exercise & Sports Regime to maintain health and fitness for its staff.

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Francis Pituvaka

Communication Officer for the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources since 2018.