96 aid posts allocated K5,000 each

Momase, Normal


PRIMARY health care in Morobe province is set to improve following the allocation of funds to 96 aid posts.
Each aid post has been allocated about K5,000 to deliver basic health services.
Provincial programme adviser for health, Dr Likei Theo, confirmed last week during the opening ceremony of a new aid post, that K500,000 has been approved by the provincial government for the reopening and operation of closed aid posts in the nine districts.
The Bulolo district will be receiving more than the other districts, with a total of K119,700 for its 19 closed aid posts.
Dr Theo said the other sub-health centres, health centres and hospitals would also receive funding for maintenance.
For maintenance work , K1,325 was approved.
Lae district would receive K175,000 for routine maintenance.
Dr Theo said the aid posts were closed as there was a shortage of drugs and lack of money to pay salaries of orderlies.
The Government had approved K1.4 million to cater for the personnel emoluments of health staff in the eight outer districts.
Dr Theo said with the budget being passed, he was hopeful that the province would reach its goal to deliver effective health services.