DAISY TANIOVA PAWA
BANK South Pacific yesterday officially handed over a completed private automatic branch exchange (PABX) control and switch room to the Angau Memorial Hospital in a small ceremony witnessed by the staff and management of BSP and the hospital.
Construction of the PABX room started on July 25 after a ground breaking ceremony on the construction site in Angau.
This project was made possible by the three BSP branches within Lae.
The managers of the branches saw that there was a need to assist the hospital build a temporary PABX control and switch room, costing about K60, 000, until a permanent room is constructed.
Hospital board chairman Benson Nablu said the occasion was a milestone for the community and the people of Lae.
He said the hospital represented the community, and the gesture from BSP demonstrates the bank’s interest in serving and increasing it’s relations with the community.
BSP also donated materials to refurbish the three cancer wards in Angau.
Radiation Oncologist for the cancer unit Dr John Niblet thanked BSP for the initiative taken to address the unit’s need for renovations on its wards.
The refurbishment of the wards and the construction of the PABX room was carried out by volunteers from the hospital’s building and maintenance department.