Provincial Health Authorities have been requested to report back to the National Control Centre, on their progress so far in addressing the Pandemic at their levels.
Prime Minister James Marape, who appeared on the NBC Government Talk Back Show on Monday night says, all these reports must come in by Thursday this week.
PHAs have been working adhoc with not much reporting back to the NCC, and only five reporting providing audit reports of their COVID-19 expenses of K2 million allocated last year.
''Seventeen months on, we are in this battle, it's a war against COVID-19, therefore we all must work together to defuse, said Marape.
Meantime, Prime Minister James Marape highlighted the dire need that health facilities are facing with this third wave of the Pandemic.
When appearing on the NBC Government Talk Back Show says, across all these facilities there's a total of only 200 Intensive care beds - of these only 44 have oxygen ventilators.
He's reiterated his call for all citizens to be vaccinated.
Mr. Marape has also called on Provincial Health Authorities, Governments and districts to tailor their responses to address the outbreaks from K2 million funding they have been allocated.
''The National government has already given COVID-19 funding to districts and provincial governments, to prepare for a possible surge., not much but K2 million each to respond to t virus.
''Not much but the national government has also given money to the PHAs' to use it to the best of their abilities to deal with COVID-19 in their respective hospitals,'' Marape said.
''When I visited Kimbe, I see that they have built a stand-alone COVID-19 ward to care for their COVID-19 patients with the little money that was allocated to them, and what about others,'' said PM
NBC News / PNG Health WATCH
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