Refurbished hospital clinic officially opens

Saturday June 09, 2018 Written by Published in Health
Special guests gather together at the updated obstetrics and gynaecology clinic.. PHOTO: Bluesky Cook Islands. 18060630 Special guests gather together at the updated obstetrics and gynaecology clinic.. PHOTO: Bluesky Cook Islands. 18060630

The new-look obstetrics and gynaecology clinic (OBGYN) at the Rarotonga Hospital was officially unveiled on Wednesday.

The clinic, which has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment, specialises in the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive organs. It also specialises in other women's health issues such as menopause, hormone problems, contraception, and infertility.

The refurbishment of the clinic’s waiting room was a result of local telecommunication provider Bluesky’s ‘TXT-2-WIN’ campaign. It was a joint project by Bluesky Cook Islands and the Ministry of Health and was funded by the people of the Cook Islands.

New chairs, new paint, a wall fan, and shelving were among the items purchased to help improve the space.

A small crowd gathered for the ceremony marking the occasion, and a commemorative plaque was unveiled by Bluesky country manager Phillip Henderson and the health ministry secretary Dr Josephine Aumea Herman.

The ceremony was opened with a prayer by Oirua Rasmussen, followed with speeches from Henderson, Herman, and OBGYN clinic project manager Theresa Taiarui. The plaque was then unveiled and guests were given the opportunity to inspect the new waiting room. Rasmussen then closed the ceremony with another prayer.

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