Equipment for Vanimo hospital

Momase, Normal

The National, Thursday 11th April, 2013

 VANIMO General Hospital has received various medical equipment and computers from the Kenthurst Rotary in Australia.

Hospital executive Elias Kapavore said: “It is the second time in two years that the Kenthurst Rotary of Australia has donated important medical equipment that included portable ultra-sound, pulse meters, oxygen concentrators, electro cardiogram (ECG) machine and other hospital items.”

Kapavore said Kenthurst Rotary also donated six desktop computers to the Vanimo High School last year plus library books. 

He said Rotarian Karo Haltmeier was in Vanimo to witness the opening of the container at the hospital last week. 

“In the past week, she travelled to the remote Green River High School in the Vanimo Green district to deliver computers and library books,” Kapavore said.

He thanked the Kenthurst Rotary for the support to the hospital.

He said the support complemented efforts by the board and management to improve services to the people of West Sepik. 

Kapavore said the Vanimo Forest Products transported the container from Lae to Vanimo.

“This portrays the public private partnership which the government is encouraging,” Kapavore said. 

He said the hospital also commissioned a state of the art Philips HD 11E Colour Doppler ultra sound machine. 

This was purchased by the health department.