In 2014, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill visited Maprik district with a promise to allocate monies to refurbish the hospital.
About K18 million was first allocated for the refurbishment. Stakeholders, including the district and the government, had allocated K9 million each for the project.
Four years later, Member for Maprik, John Simon, says the pace is not satisfying.
Simon had recently visited the site and despite a few hurdles, he says work needs to go on.