Kase: PNG needs support

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday November 5th, 2013

 HEALTH Secretary Pascoe Kase says any overseas aid to the health sector is much needed.

He was welcoming the five-member Taiwan Mobile Medical Mission to the country for five days of eye operations and check-ups on patients at the Angau Memorial Hospital in Lae, Morobe.

“Our country is facing a lot of challenges in terms of shortage in manpower,” Kase said.

‘For specialist doctors and nurses to come is a bonus to our country.”

The team, consisting of two ophthalmologists (eye doctors), a technician, nurse and an administration officer arrived in Port Moresby on Sunday and travelled onto Lae.

The team is led by Professor Chang-Ping Lin, who has been coming here for the past four years. The four female members are project manager Wen-Chin Chao, optometrist Yiching Chen, nurse Teuyi Chiang and Doctor Chiehyin Cheng.