The Taiwan Health Center in Majuro is expected to boost the number of physicians from the Shuang Ho Hospital in Taiwan visiting Majuro hospital from six to nine this coming year — part of ongoing development Shuang Ho Hospital Superintendent Dr. Fei-Peng Lee shared with the Journal. Lee was in Majuro for the National Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Conference at the International Conference Center earlier this month.
Before reading on, it is vital for readers to understand that Superintended Lee is the overall boss at the prestigious Shuang Ho Hospital. He has over 3,000 employees under his command and the fact that he took the time to visit Majuro to see the groundwork conducted by his staff stationed at the Taiwan Health Center at Majuro hospital is an indication of the seriousness with which Lee and Shuang Ho view the relationship with RMI.
Lee told the Journal he is keen on improving services at the Taiwan Health Center, which first opened its doors to the Marshallese community in 2012. Since then, six short-term physicians have visited Marshall Islands for several week work periods annually.
“We’ve had positive reports about life in general here in the Marshall Islands from our returning physicians,” Lee told the Journal. “Now everyone wants to come to the Marshall Islands. That’s why we’ve increased the number of visiting physicians to nine annually and they will stay a full month before returning to Taiwan.”
Read more about this in the October 28, 2016 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.