CARITAS Technical Secondary School in the nation’s capital has been paid a surprise visit by 38 medical services volunteers from South Korea.
They were at the all-girls’ school to provide medical services to students and the surrounding community.
The Members of Global Union (MGU) group arrived last week and has been providing free medical services this week at the school in East Boroko.
MGU team leader Dr Kim Yong-in said the visit was their 16th overseas mission.
“We came to Papua New Guinea seven years ago and having such a good experience at that time, we decided to come back,” he said.
He said the team consisted of doctors, dentists, hygienists, medical and nursing students.
He added that they had volunteered to provide medical services to people in countries like PNG that needed medical attention.
Kim said the team found that many Papua New Guineans could not afford to pay for medical and health services.
South Korean Ambassador to PNG Kim Seong-choon thanked the Caritas school for hosting the Korean medical team.
“I am very grateful to Caritas Technical Secondary School for its outstanding events and activities, contributing to well-being and development of the region and beyond,” he said.
Kim Seong-choon said South Korea provided one of the most advanced, reliable medical services in the world.
“I am very pleased that the professional medical service volunteer’s team of MGU is delivering a highly-qualified medical service in PNG for five days,” he said.
“The medical service is really a landmark event in private sector exchange and cooperation between Korea and PNG.”