Firm gives chairs to hospital

National, Normal

The National, Monday 29th April 2013

 MORE Stationery Ltd has donated 30 chairs to the Mt Hagen provincial Hospital to help with its furniture requirements.

The stationery supplies company, which has been operating in the Western Highlands capital for several years, decided to help the hospital as part of its community obligation. 

The plastic chairs worth more than K2,300 were delivered to the hospital on April 18 and received by the Western Highlands health authority’s acting director curative health services Dr Guapo Kiagi.

Manageress Evelyn Andrew, in presenting the chairs, said More Stationery helped community oriented organisations such as the hospital because it would benefit a lot of people.

This was the second time the company, formerly known as Morobe Stationery, had made such a donation. In 2009 it donated two wheelchairs for  disabled patients.

Andrew said the company’s other branches in Lae, Alotau, Madang, Wewak, Vanimo and Port Moresby also made similar donations to community-oriented organisations to show their appreciation for doing business in those areas.

Kiagi thanked the company, saying the donation was timely as the hospital did not have enough chairs in the wards and the training and conference rooms.

He said the hospital could not provide essential health services to the people with funding from the national government alone and needed such assistance from business houses such as More Stationery.