THE Papua New Guinea Government is reviving rural health posts nationwide to widen coverage and serve the people better, Health and HIV/AIDS Minister Jelta Wong says.
“Funding are being provided to provincial health authorities (PHAs) to raise the standard of health services,” he said.
“To ensure that funding is available to all, the National Budget has included funds for PHAs.”
Wong said three new health centres in Morobe had been furnished and the Government was looking at renovation works to others.
“We are working with the Morobe PHA to come up with a plan to rehabilitate Braun Hospital in Finschhafen and other aid posts and health centres in Morobe,” he said.
“We are also doing the same nationwide.”
On the merging of Angau and Morobe PHA, Wong said the Health Department was looking into the issue and would work closely with the Department of Personnel Management to settle the matter.
“This is an administrative issue that needs to be clarified quickly for smooth operations, especially for Angau Hospital and Morobe PHA,” he said.
On the Covid-19, Wong said funding was given to the Morobe PHA and others in the country.
“There is a lot funds coming in but it is being utilised to rehabilitate facilities and to ensure that proper services reach out to the people,” he said, adding that political interference was a main reason for delays in ensuring the people received health services.
The National / PNG Health Watch
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