Minister for Health and HIV

K15 million for Mendi Hospital improvement

He was in Ialibu District Hospital recently where he presented a K15 million cheque to the Southern Highlands Provincial Health Authority (SHPPHA) towards infrastructure facilities improvement at the Mendi Provincial Hospital.

On Thursday 01st February, Dr. Tom presented the funding in a small but significant event successfully hosted by SHPPHA at Ialibu District Hospital. 

Dr. Tom was accompanied by the Department Secretary, Dr Osbone Liko, SHPPHA Deputy Board Chair and Chief Surgeon, Dr. Okti Poki and Jason Ugum from the National Department of Health.

New academic building for nursing school

Health Secretary Pascoe Kase and Australian High Commissioner, Bruce Davis, opened the new academic building at the Lae School of Nursing today.

The major infrastructure upgrade support valued at approximately K25 million is part of the ANGAU Hospital redevelopment project, an initiative under the Joint Understanding between the governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia.

Funding secured for medical supplies

This is the biggest ever investment in medical supplies and distribution system.

But this funding will be spent in accordance with an agreed 2 year procurement plan that Minister for Health and HIV, Sir Puka Temu will consider.

Minister Temu said Area Medical Stores are an important part of the medical supplies system.

He stressed this during the launch of the 100 percent Medical Kit Supplies (MSK) to the Badili Area Medical Store on Thursday.

Temu noted the Badili AMS refurbishment of K1.5 million, as evident to that commitment by the government.