Charity group donates items to hospital


A CHARITY organisation last week donated more than K1000 worth of items to St Mary’s Vunapope Hospital maternity ward.
The Good Samaritan Foundation (GFS) donated mosquito nets, detergents, diapers, towels, curtain holders, toilet tissues and baby soap to the hospital.
The items were presented to hospital administrator Albert Seri and witnessed by nurses and foundation members.
Spokesman Mael Rogel said the foundation decided to assist the hospital to improve services provided at its maternity ward.
“GSF has been operating for five years now,” he said.
“We’ve assisted many people in the Momase and Highlands regions.
“This is our first time to come to Kokopo.
“This is a small donation but we hope it will be meaningful.”
Rogel said the founder of the organisation, Sam Eremas, was from East New Britain so it was fitting that it gave something back to the province.
Hospital’s registrar of obstetrics and gynaecology Dr Christine Tipaigamb thanked GSF for the donation.
She said the maternity wing of the hospital was a “very busy department” and required a lot of attention and resources.