By PATRICK TALU
MENDI General Hospital chief executive officer Joseph Turian said the K1.5 million allocated to the hospital is timely.
Cheques totaling K5 million were given to three health providers in Mendi by Mendi Open MP Pastor Isaac Joseph.
“According to records since its establishment some 30 years ago, the hospital has not received such million kina funds from an MP,” Mr Turian said.
Mr Turian said this during the reopening of Mendi School of Nursing.
The money is from Mendi Open MP Pr Joseph’s district support improvement programme.
Mr Turian said the K8.2 million from the 2010 National Budget was insufficient for the operation of the hospital and the money would supplement the hospital’s budget.
He said the hospital is the icon and pride of the Southern Highlands and for an MP to recognise the significance of the public health was a positive step towards public sector investment for the district and the province as a whole.
When asked how the funds would be used, Mr Turian said he would use it to build four houses for specialist doctors.
The hospital is the first in PNG to process its’ employees pay through the new Concept pay roll system.