Daru Hospital receives K10,000 to help fight TB

Kumul Petroleum Holdings (KPHL) donated a K10,000 cheque to Daru General Hospital to fight against Tuberculosis yesterday at their headquarters in Port Moresby.

Western Province is a hotspot for high levels of drug-resistant TB in the country.

KPHL General Manager for Stakeholder Relations Ian Marru while presenting the cheque said: “As a national oil and gas company, its shareholders being the seven million plus people of Papua New Guinea, investing in health is creating wealth and promoting a healthier nation.”

He said supporting health initiative will maintain the standard of health services in Papua New Guinea.

He further said that KPHL’s participation in such initiative will help fight and suppress the spread of TB in the country as Western Province is one of the three provinces in PNG with the highest rate of people infected with TB.

Chief Executive Officer of Daru Hospital, Orpah Tugo was grateful for the support.  

She said assistance from development partners will cater to improve the hospital’s infrastructure and facilities to provide national standard health service for the people of Western Province.


Charles Yapumi