New Emergency Room for Comoro Clinic is Dili

In October the Ministry of Health, Maluk Timor and partners held an inauguration ceremony for a new Emergency Room for Comoro Community Health Centre (CHC).
The Honourable Sra. Odete Maria Belo the Timor-Leste Health Minister inaugurated the health facility.
The existing Emergency Room is a very small, very busy building attached to the CHC, which required maintenance and upgrading. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, this need became more apparent with the additional need for social distancing and other measures to help stop the spread of COVID.

This new Emergency Room will help alleviate critical pressure by improving the working environment and patient safety within existing services. This newly refurbished building will also improve infection prevention and control measures at a critical front-line health facility, reducing risk of potential COVID-19 transmission.

Maluk Timor would like to thank the generous support of Australian Government, Partnerships for Human Development, and Ministry of Health for this very important project which will help the community to access better emergency health care. We would also like to thank all the participants for attending. @AustraliaEmbassyTimorLeste.

In attendance – Agostinha da C. S. Segurado, Lic. Obst, Directora Saúde Munisipiu Dili (SSM-Dili); Ms. Carli Shillito, Counsellor for Human Development (representing Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste); Father Joaõ Roque Parish Priest of Mary Help of Christian Churdch; Emilia Ayati de Sousa Lic. Obst, Xefe Comoro CHC; Comoro CHC Emergency Doctors; Virgilio da Silva Guterres – President of Associação Maluk Timor Board; and Dr Natarajan Rajaraman, Executive Director of Maluk Timor.

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