The National- Monday, January 24, 2011
By JEROME IKUAVI
TWO new buildings costing more than K2 million were opened last Friday at the Angau Memorial Hospital in Lae.
Each was built at more than K1.3 million.
One of the building would be for a pathology laboratory while the other would be for administration.
When officially opening the buildings, Health Minister Sasa Zibe said the Health Department was already
working towards achieving the Vision 2050 in which K14.7 billion had been allocated for health for the next 10 years.
Zibe said the status of health in PNG “is well documented” as being “the worst in the world”.
But he added there were donor agencies and governments willing to assist, given PNG had a health plan.
The Morobe provincial health division was seeking K1.2 million annually from the government under its health plan.
Zibe added that there were more health services to be provided but they needed to work together.
“We must have good infrastructure in place with basic services in the rural areas and all government agencies should play their respective roles so that they can help the country’s health system and the situation,” he said.