District gets K9 million for rural hospital

National, Normal

The National, Friday 14th of March, 2014

THE Government will provide K9 million under its health infrastructure programme for the redevelopment of the Maprik Rural Hospital in East Sepik.
Prime Minister Peter O’Neill revealed that during his visit to Maprik where  he  launched three major projects yesterday.
One of the projects is the redevelopment of the Maprik Rural Hospital.
The K9 million will complement the other K9 million from the Maprik district and provincial governments.
O’Neill said health was one of the  basic but important service the  government was focusing on.
He said his government’s vision was to see basic health services reaching the remotest parts of the country.
“This government in which your good MP John Simon is part of wants to bring better health and education services to the people,” O’Neill told the gathering at Maprik Hospital.
The redevelopment of the hospital is an impact project initiated by Simon and was included in the district’s five-year development plan.
The redevelopment of the hospital  is  in its first stage  and will include the tendering of the project and  construction.