HEALTH Minister Michael Malabag has warned that the National Government cannot continue to fund health facilities that have a record of misuse of public funds.
He said this yesterday when confirming that K10 million has been earmarked for the rehabilitation and maintenance of Wewak General Hospital at Boram, East Sepik Province.
Mr Malabag, who was with the Prime Minister at the launching of the K100 million Sepik Chicken, Grain and Cocoa project at Yangoru station, said yesterday that a previous funding of K2 million has been misused and called on those responsible in managing public funds to use money for its intended purpose.
He said apart from the K10 million for Boram Hospital, K1 million has been allocated to revive Wewak School of Nursing and K1 million for Yangoru Health Centre.
He said all other provinces are fighting for the same cake provided for annually and East Sepik and Wewak Hospital are privilege to get government support that must be put to good use.
Mr Malabag travelled to Alotau, Milne Bay Province, yesterday to open a new health centre at Bubuleta Village.
He will also open the new Milne Bay Provincial Health Authority medical transit store and take time out to visit the Alotau Hospital.
"Alotau Hospital has its own unique challenges and I will pay them a visit to gauge views from the management, doctors and staff and find solutions to address some of the issues that have been raised in the recent weeks."
He said Alotau is a provincial hospital that must be linked to down to the district, ward and village level like the Bubuleta health centre which he will open on this visit to address the health service delivery in Milne Bay. Post Coureir