The Nationl, Monday 3rd September, 2012
THE Papua New Guinea Tribal Foundation has donated 550 wheelchairs for disabled people in Lae City and around the nation last Friday.
The foundation is a non-government organisation and has international partners that support it in providing health and education help where it is needed in the country.
Foundation president Gary Bustin said 50 of the wheelchairs would be distributed by the National Orthopaedics and Prosthetics Society to disabled people in Lae while the other 500 would be distributed nationwide.
“The wheelchairs were donated by our international partner Free Wheelchair Mission and the foundation is working with Lae-Huon Rotary Club, National Health Department and NOPS to ensure that these wheelchairs are distributed to those who need it,” Bustin said.
The foundation is looking at helping the Angau Memorial General Hospital with medical supplies worth K800,000.
“We are going to donate K800,000 worth of medical supplies to Angau.
“We are working with the hospital board to find out the needs of the hospital before we can send the supplies over,” Bustin said.