MINISTER for Health and HIV/AIDS Jelta Wong says work on the audit of the K5 billion Coronavirus (Covid-19) response funds is going on.
He said this in response to questions by the Northern Governor Gary Juffa yesterday in Parliament.
Juffa, commenting on the audit instigated by Police Commissioner David Manning in regards to the K5 billion that was allocated for the Covid-19-related purposes, asked: “Where are we with that?”
Wong said: “We have a company that’s engaged to do the audit.
“Some of our foreign partners have not come forward with their auditing requirements.
“So it’s been a process, we’ve spoken to the heads of missions and the foreign partners involved to ensure that the audits are brought forward so that we can put them together and bring it to Parliament in the next session.”
Juffa also asked about the update on provincial health authority (PHA) regulations which he said had been outstanding for 10 years and the lack of them had been continuously causing problems at PHAs throughout the country.
“We brought the PHA regulations into CACC (Central Agencies Co-ordinating Committee) this week,” Wong replied.
“It should be in the NEC (National Executive Council) next week and we should get them out ready for Parliament in the next session.”
The National / PNG Health Watch
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