PRINCESS Anne has acknowledged the work of the St John Ambulance in delivering emergency services to the people, saying it is not easy to provide healthcare in a country such as PNG.
She visited the St John headquarters where she toured the national emergency control centre.
Princess Anne thanked the St John Ambulance for responding to the needs of the people.
“I have enough experience of travelling across Papua New Guinea the first time I came here to know it not easy thing to provide countrywide coverage,” she said.
“The way (St John has been providing emergency care) has been hugely impressive, so congratulations on that.
“Good luck going forward.”
On behalf of the St John national council, Dr Lynda Sirigoi said the team of 250 staff and counsellors tried to achieve and maintain an organisation to provide emergency and lifesaving services to the people that was of the best and highest standards.
“We have had many challenges over the years (more than 60 years) and it has only in recent times that St John has been able to grow into the organisation it is today,” she said.
“This is largely credited to the passion and dedication of our team of green angels who selflessly put themselves out there in the frontline – many a time risking their own lives to save the lives of others.”
The National / PNG Health Watch
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