NATIONAL health services standards will become compulsory in all health facilities to monitor and deliver expected health services.
Health Minister Michael Malabag told parliament on Tuesday that the health department will be moving towards implementing these standards.
"This intervention will help enable Goroka hospital become a world class hospital that is able to meet high standards that is expected," Minister Malabag said.
Mr Malabag was responding to a series of questions by member for Pomio Elias Kapavore over standards in Goroka hospital.
The Minister said the Government has now approved the redevelopment of Goroka hospital.
"This will allow new equipment and improved staffing to address better patient care. Furthermore, an appointed new board will be sworn in."
Minister Malabag also added that Goroka hospital has recently completed the analysis of findings against the national health standards (level 5).
"It is incumbent for both national and sub-national governments to implement changes to meet the specified standards."
He said in order for the implement changes to the standards Governors and MPs should allocated PSIP and DSIP.
Meanwhile, Minister Malabag said Eastern Highlands Province has completed training and assessment of rural health services.
He said there are 12 provinces that have completed the training, assessment and benchmarking of health services against the national health standards.
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