By JAMES APA GUMUNO
HEALTH service providers in the Mendi district, Southern Highlands province , have received a K4 million boost from their local MP and deputy governor Ps Isaac Joseph.
Mendi General Hospital received the biggest share of K1.5 million followed by Mendi School of Nursing (K1.3 million) and three health centres shared K1.2 million.
Mendi-Minio district administrator Otto Piu presented the cheques last Friday on behalf of Pr Joseph at the official re-opening of the nursing school, witnessed by a large crowd.
Mr Piu told the people that health care was one of the top priorities of the deputy governor, apart from education and road infrastructure.
Mr Piu appealed to the people to appreciate the services provided and to look after health service-related facilities.
“Look after the facilities well because they are provided to help you.
“If the facilities are damaged, health services may be hampered as it is not easy to secure aid to replace them,” he said.