Kiunga hospital gets a facelift

Normal, Papua

The National, Monday 28th November 2011

HEALTH officials at the Kiunga General Hospital will be able to tend to their patients in a refreshing environment.
The out-patient clinic underwent much needed refurbishment, which was funded under BSP’s community projects.
According to relieving branch manager, Suya Yopahafo, BSP was not just a bank; it was a bank that envisioned moving forward as ‘moving forward with its communities’.
He said BSP had identified areas that needed financial assistance. Health and education were important social institutions that BSP is looking to improve through its community projects.
Yopahafo said on average per day, health workers attended to about 400 patients.
He added that he was grateful to the town residents for their patience during the period the clinic was undergoing the facelift.
On behalf of the Fly River provincial government, deputy Governor James Ukins thanked BSP for the initiative.
He said: “We can’t depend on the government only to get things moving.”
Acting provincial administrator Gull Gorgom encouraged health workers to remain grounded.
He said with the current developments, it would become very hectic as more and more people came to live in Kiunga.
District health coordinator Usa Sagi told the small crowd gathered to witness the re-opening that  as a district hospital, Kiunga General was required to operate its out-patient department for 24 hours.