By ZACHERY PER
STAFF at the Australia New Zealand (ANZ) Bank Goroka branch last week donated a new computer set to the Goroka Base Hospital.
The donation was a kind gesture in appreciation towards the hospital for providing medical services to the people not only from Eastern Highlands but to the people of PNG.
ANZ Goroka branch manager Sam Wangon said they (staff) raise funds to purchase the computer valued at K3,100 to support the work of the hospital.
“We raffled items such as blankets, coffee makers to staff of the bank, customers and the public to raise the money to purchase the computer.
“Apart from the hospital serving other patients staff of the bank and their family members also seeks medical help from the hospital,” he said.
Mr Wangon said they were happy to present the computer to the hospital adding that this is not the last, they will continue to support in any ways they can.
Upon receiving the computer, Dr Kilaga Vanuga, on behalf of the chief executive officer (CEO) of the hospital Dr Joseph Apa and hospital board chairman David Wong, thanked ANZ staff of Goroka for the kind donation.
“There are needs to improve the services delivered at the hospital, we cannot get everything we need from the hospital system.
“The hospital is a public facility owned by everyone and not the Government’s responsibility to help the hospital,” Dr Vanuga said.
He said they need improved services to give to the people, saying community participation like the gesture by ANZ bank staff of Goroka is a way forward and an important one.
Dr Vanuga thanked Mr Wangon and his staff for taking the initiative to support the hospital in a special way.