U.S. Marines with Task Force Koa Moana 23 renovated the Dr. Arthur P. Sigrah Memorial Hospital in Tofol, Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, June 20 to Sept. 6, 2023.
The Dr. Arthur P. Sigrah Memorial Hospital was built in the 1970s and its last major renovation was more than 20 years ago. According to a 2021 site survey, with no maintenance done to the building, it had severely deteriorated.
“In terms of the operability, some of the rooms, because of the bad conditions, the walls were falling apart, the roof leaking … we used to have one consultation room, but now we have four since they came in and fixed it up,” said Dr. Tholman Alik, the director of the Department of Health Services of Kosrae. “The leaks coming from the roof were so bad that we had to shut down some of the spaces, but now they are fixed and we have access to the rest of those areas.”
Some areas in the hospital suffered from major deterioration including leaks, mold, termite and…
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