Health and churches should team up: Auditor General

They say the recommendations will be captured in a specific Memorandum of Understanding between the NDOH and the CHS.

It says they will work with the CHS to finalize the MOU ensuring that the partnership policy framework covers the following areas.

Free health care’s negative impact on church-run services

This was found by the Auditor General’s Office (AGO) after it was requested by the PNG Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee to seek the effectiveness of church run health services throughout the country.

The report of this performance audit was tabled in Parliament today

AGO says during its visit to church run facilities they were told not charging user fees at for their health service meant that they were  not able to pay for things like battery, kerosene, fuel for the ambulance and for their auxiliary staff.