PNG NDA president Dr James Naipo said, the doctor’s association which has been vocal for the last three years have been fighting for the UPNG Facility of Medicine to become a standalone university and this is part of the agreement signed by both governments.
He added that in many rural areas there are no doctors and the decision is a move in the right direction.
Under the agreement the stand alone university will access direct funding from the Treasury Department which will result in more intakes and more doctors graduating.
Also teaching staffs from Cuba will be engaged to train future medical practitioners.
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