The National, Tuesday 28th August, 2012
By DAVID WAPAR
THE Port Moresby General Hospital has received more medicines and medical kits from the Chinese government.
The 12th batch of medical supplies was handed over to the hospital by the Chinese Ambassador Qiu Bohua.
Witnessing the presentation were Health Minister Michael Malabag, Health Department secretary Pascoe Kase and hospital chief executive officer Sam Vegogo.
Bohua said the items should be fully utilised by PMGH doctors to treat local patients who were suffering from various sicknesses.Stressing on the need to uplift health services in the country, Qiu said China and Papua New Guinea were developing countries who faced similar challenges such as in health where only a collective effort would help.“The Chinese government has also donated several batches of anti-HIV/AIDS and anti-malaria medicines to support the development efforts made by the PNG government,” Qiu said.
Malabag commended China’s efforts in health and other areas of social development.
“I thank you on all aspects of what the Chinese government is doing for the country,” he said.
He said it was important that resources and money were put into the right places for the benefit of all people.
Malabag also asked the Chinese government to consider extending the agreement to cover all other hospitals in the country.