Health outreach program in need of assistance

A rural medical outreach program to be carried out at remote Gama LLG in Madang Province from February 13-16 is in need of financial assistance to successfully carry out the program.

The outreach program, an initiative of 2016 Digicel PNG Foundation Men of Honour Community Ingenuity Awardee Vincent Kumura, will be carried out by a five member team of medical doctors.

The medical team consists of two Americans, one eye specialist from Madang and two doctors from the Kundiawa General Hospital.

The total cost for this rural medical expedition down the Ramu River and the trip up to Snow Pass, Bundi and to Kundiawa, which will take 10 days, will cost K10,000.

These include vehicle hire, motor, fuel, food, skipper allowance and security.

Kumura has carried out other successful rural medical outreach program in the Bundi area and has helped hundreds of vulnerable people who are unable to access proper health services.

The villagers will be aided with medical supplies and medical prescription glasses from the United States. 

The supplies are now at the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby to be freighted to Madang by this weekend.

Patients with chronic vision problems will be listed for eye surgeries at the Fred Hollows Foundation in Madang.

Kumura is calling on any business houses or interested individuals to assist this community intuitive and humanitarian work in remote Bundi.

Quintina Naime