K30 million equipment donated to hospitals

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MEDICAL equipment worth K30 million was donated to the Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) and other provincial hospitals in the country yesterday.
The donation in Port Moresby was through the Japanese International Corporation Agency (Jica) grant aid.
Japanese ambassador Kuniyuki Nakahara said the Covid-19 continued to be a threat while additional restrictions were being implemented so everyone should keep up their efforts in fighting against the virus and taking necessary measures.
Nakahara said the equipment included 21 defibrillators, 19 electrocardiograms and 21 portable ultrasound image diagrams systems.
He said the donation was provided through a grant assistance for the Covid-19 response and enhancement of the health sector and were intended for PMGH and other provincial hospitals.
Nakahara said under the grant, 19 blood analysers were delivered to each of the hospitals last year.
“We will have CT (computerised tomography) scanners, bedside X-ray machines and other equipment to be delivered,” he said.
Health and HIV Minister Jelta Wong, who was there to receive the donation, thanked the Japan government for the timely donation.
“We acknowledge and thank the people and the government of Japan for this valuable and timely grant aid donation of medical equipment to the people and the government of PNG,” he said.
“I want to thank the Japan government for being a good partner.”

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