By THOMAS HUKAHU
A NATURALISED businessman continues to provide funding for the health service over the past 13 years in PNG.
He has also helped to bring in new drugs to help fight many diseases.
Martin Poh, managing director of Borneo Pacific Pharmacy Ltd (BPPL), last Thursday gave funds to three different groups at the Government House in Port Moresby.
Governor-General Sir Paulias Matane received K10,000 on behalf of the GG’s HIV/AIDS Trust Fund, PNG Medical Society president Dr Mathias Sapuri received K10,000 on behalf of the society, and Dr David Mokela of Operation Open Heart Appeal received K5,000.
“BPPL also continues to bring in new drugs that are proven and tested internationally to fight against diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, pneumonia, HIV/AIDS, cholera and many non communicable diseases,” Poh said before presenting the cheques.
BPPL employs more than 100 PNG citizens in all levels of operation and continues to bring in overseas technical support to train and develop locals.
BPPL recently supported the establishment of the PNG Kidney Foundation, a community service project chaired by Poh with the objective to provide public awareness on kidney diseases and provide dialysis to the community for free.
Poh said Sir Paulias had accepted the offer to be the patron of the PNG Kidney Foundation.
BPPL has supported the PNG Medical Society for 13 years, the GG’s HIV/AIDS Trust for the last three years and this is the eighth time to support the work of Operation Open Heart.
Sapuri said PNG was honoured to have people like Poh “who continued to support the country”.