Community hails ExxonMobil, church for healthcare service


PEOPLE in the Hides area of Hela are grateful to ExxonMobil PNG (EMP) for continuously supporting their health services, says an official.
The resource developer in partnership with the Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea (ECPNG) refurbished the patient waiting area, built a new staff house and renovated three other staff houses at the Para sub-health centre to help them better serve the community.
During the handing over of the facilities, sub-health centre board chairman Telabe Moiyali thanked EMP for its commitment in improving services to the community
“We are so grateful to ExxonMobil PNG for always supporting us in our time of need,” Moiyali said.
“The new staff house and the three refurbished houses are definitely a boost to for us.”
The centre is runned by ECPNG and look after a population of more than 6,500.
EMP upstream asset manager Kim Hahn said the company’s approach to development and investment was based on working with communities.
“We believe that partnering with our communities and the organisations that provide health and education services in the province are a pathway to improving lives.
“The opening of these facilities was a reflection of what can be achieved when we all work together,” Hahn said.
He encouraged the Para community and clinic staff to take care of the facilities so that it continue to serve their community.
EMP had funded the upgrade and repair of health facilities in Para and Mananda as well as the construction of a new sub-health centre at Juni, which will be completed later this year.
The company’s community investments are focused on creating sustainable benefits in education, health, agriculture, opportunities for women, and the environment.