The Senior Executive Management and staff of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), National Referral Hospital and Honiara City Council Health Team today paid their final respect to their fellow colleague and friend, Late Dr Christopher Becha at his funeral service held at the Holy Cross Catholic Cathedral.
Delivering his Eulogy and on behalf of the Minister of Health and Medical Services, Hon.Dr Culwick Togamana and the MHMS Officers, Mrs Pauline McNeil, the Health Permanent Secretary said the tragic death of Dr Becha took the Ministry by shock describing the week as a sad one for many within the health workforce, whom have known Dr Becha and worked with him.
“My last encounter with him was last week Wednesday when we both attended the Malaria program Midterm review. Little did I knew it would be the last final encounter”, said Mrs McNeil.
She described Dr Becha as an invaluable asset of the Ministry and that his loss leaves behind a significant gap that will not be easy to replace. “Dear Colleague Becha, you have left us with a huge gap, your professional capacities, capabilities skills and talent but also your friendship, and humour and notably your big heart for your profession and colleagues and the health of the people will be greatly missed.
“We can only take comfort in our Almighty God, the giver and taker of life as we all make our plans but the Lord has the last say. In him we rest our sorrow so that his comfort and peace may also be with us at this very difficult time”,
She concluded stating that the Ministry is grateful towards the late Dr Becha and will always keep in heart his wonderful service to the Ministry and the people. Rest in peace Dear brother and friend until that resurrection day.
Excerpt from the Eulogy read today by PS Health on the late Dr Christopher Becha time with the Ministry of Health.
While we mourn the loss of a colleague, we pay tribute and celebrate a life that was well lived. Coming from a very humble and simple beginnings, Dr Christopher Becha