Free health care to be reviewed

Free primary health care still remains but has to be reviewed in light of the economy, says Health Minister Sir Puka Temu.

He made note of the allocated budget, saying it was an issue to be discussed.

Weighing options now, a very small standard fee may be established, particularly for emergencies, Loop PNG was told.

“So that the patient is not compromised because of the user fees. But still, subsidised specialist care and free primary health care still remains,” he said.

The free primary health care program was launched by the government in 2014.

(Loop file pic)

Gloria Bauai