Kikori district hospital to get K1mil facelift

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THE KIKORI District Hospital in Gulf will be given a much-needed facelift – thanks to the Health Department which through the Kikori District Development Authority (KDDA) gave K1 million for its improvement.
The money was from the district hospitals’ rollout programme grants, which the Government introduced last year to support the establishment of hospitals in all 89 districts in the country, or should they exist in rundown states, then the funds are to be used for improvement.
The money was received by Gulf Christian Health Services (GCSH), a New Zealand volunteer organization, which manages Kikori District Hospital, Kapuna Hospital and Kapuna Community Health Workers Training College.
The actual transfer of the money from KDDA account to GCHS account transpired last year in December, and Wednesday’s cheque presentation was only done as a formality process to end the transfer.
“We did not want to keep the money long in our account, and as soon as the NDoH remitted the money to us, we quickly contacted GCHS asking them for their account, and the money reached them with a week,” Kikori MP Soroi Eoe said.
“Because we have a history of monies going missing in the KDDA account from the previous leadership.”