Community health workers complete training


THIRTY-six community health workers received certificates on Friday after completing a two-year training at the Professional Accelerate Institute (PAI) private college of nursing in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands.
The graduation was attended by the PNG Medical Board Council chairman Peter Pindan and acting medical registrar Florie Kuapine.
Kuapine said it was satisfying to see more people trained as health workers.
“They are our future leaders and (their) hard work (has resulted) in this graduation,” she said.
Kuapine said the 36 would go through the registration process.
Pindan said: “We won’t let down a private partner who is helping to contribute to national development by producing (workers) in the field of nursing.
“We want to work with the private partners like PAI to produce health workers.”
PAI director Michael Wek Kerowa said it was a relief to have the first graduation.
The school started in 2018.
Kerowa said with the increasing population, more health workers were needed in the rural areas.
“PAI is willing to produce health workers who can help to fill positions in rural areas,” he said.