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American Embassy Official Opens New Saint John’s College Sick Bay

Expected to benefit more than 500 students The newly opened sick bay at Saint John’s College, Cawaci, in Ovalau, is expected to benefit more than 500 students at the school.
03 Aug 2016 08:36
American Embassy Official Opens New Saint John’s College Sick Bay
From left: Commander Dan Balsinger, Principal of SJC Father Ekuasi Manu, Deputy Chief of Mission - Doug Sonneck, Major Peterson, Father Ioane Manasa, Father Sulio Turagakacivi (Vicar General), Father Julio Aihunu (from the Solomons). Photo: Manhar Vithal

Expected to benefit more than 500 students

The newly opened sick bay at Saint John’s College, Cawaci, in Ovalau, is expected to benefit more than 500 students at the school.

It was officially opened by United States of America Embassy deputy chief of mission, Doug Sonnek, yesterday.

School principal, Father Ekuasi Manu thanked the American Embassy for the school’s new sick bay room.

“As you know that our school was badly affected during Tropical Cyclone Winston and the school didn’t have a sick bay.

“Now we will be able to treat our students at school rather than referring them to the main hospital.”

He said sometimes they had no choice but to look after the students at their dorms.

Father Manu said the number of students had decreased prior to the cyclone because of overcrowding.

“The new sick bay is a blessing to this school and it has come at the right time,” he said.

 Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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