The Parliament on Friday passed a motion seeking to establish a committee to look into the medical services provided by the National Referral Hospital.

The Hon Member for West New Georgia and Vona Vona lagoon Peter Boyers moved the motion in Parliament.

He said the motion was prompted by an incident when one of his friends had to wait for hours to get an operation to his appendix.

Mr Boyers said the Parliamentary Committee would assess what is needed to make sure the best service is provided to the public.

He said many times, people wait long hours to be treated or even seen by a doctor.

Mr Boyers said a report from the Committee will help the government address shortfalls and find ways to get specialised equipment needed by doctors.

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