New ambulance

Gazelle gets new ambulances

One ambulance is for the Kerevat Health Centre while the other is for outreach programs for the health sector in the district.

The ambulance for the outreach program will be based and monitored at the Kerevat district headquarters.

The two new ambulances were handed over by Gazelle MP Jelta Wong to begin operations in their respective areas of duty at the Kerevat district headquarters.

When presenting the vehicles, Minister Wong said the Gazelle District Development Authority (GDDA) should be commended for allowing the purchase of the two new ambulances.

Veifa'a boosted with healthcare resources

The event characterized by singing and dancing by the community, marked a significant upgrade in healthcare delivery for the region.

New Ambulance Boosts Emergency Services

This ambulance valued at K300,000, was handed over to NPHA officials in a ceremony.  PEC Chairman of the Provincial Health Sector Sheldon Deilala emphasized the OPG's commitment to prioritizing health services, highlighting recent investments including a portable X-ray machine and upgrades to the outpatient facilities in Popondetta.

He also noted the addition of security measures and infrastructure improvements such as a new hospital fence costing K1.2 million.

New ambulance for Napapar Health Centre

Made possible through NGCB’s Community Benefit Fund (CBF) program, the ambulance was secured by Gazelle MP and National Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister, Jelta Wong.

PNG NGCB’s CBF Manager, Alice Mamu Kaian, was in Kokopo at the Ela Motors yard to hand over the vehicle to the district.

Central Gazelle LLG President, Joe Endo, thanked the PNGNGCB for creating the CBF.

The ambulance is purposely for the Catholic Church run Napapar Health Centre, and will be handed over to the health centre on Friday, 24th February.

Ambulance For Raunsepna Health Centre

The absence of an ambulance has always been one of the major challenges at Raunsepna Health Centre.

The health facility acknowledged the first of its kind donation saying it was timely, especially when the remote facility was producing effective immunisation statistics compared to Health facilities in town areas.

Emma, the Sister-In-Charge, said communication and transport are major problems they face.

Rural COVID Response Boosted

As the number of infected people continues to soar, emergency response services in rural regions are in need of effective ambulance services. On presenting a new ambulance today to the PNG Government for Finschhafen District in Morobe Province.

UNDP Resident Representative, Dirk Wagener explained that the ambulance will “help to address some of the pressure, but we must lift vaccination rates and raise community awareness as an absolute priority,” Mr Wagener said.