By: L.N. Reklai

August 22, 2017 (Koror, Palau) Four medical dispensaries in Babeldaob each now have a doctor seeing patients five days a week, reported Minister of Health Dr. Emais Roberts.

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Airai, Ngeremlengui, Melekeok and Ngarchelong dispensaries each have a doctor that see patients from those States as well as adjacent States.  Peleliu State has a full time doctor that lives in Peleliu and provides medical services to patients in that State.

“This is part of the plan that we initiated to bring health services to the community, to make services accessible to people. I told the doctors to visit each home in each community to see how people are doing and introduce themselves to those communities,” stated Minister Roberts in an interview.

“We anticipate bringing the new doctors to these communities such as the returning students from Cuba,” added Roberts.

Dr. Emais Roberts had pledged to bring health care services to communities, to enlist local community partnership in the overall health of each community.

Example of such need to bring health care service to community was demonstrated when Korean medical team of doctors visited Ngarchelong State last month and saw over 300 patients in four days.

Yesterday, doctors in each of the four dispensaries began receiving and treating patients. [/restrict]