The National, Wednesday July 31st, 2013
IT is so sad that with all the resources we have, we live in a country that struggles to keep its health services up to standard.
I was saddened by the EMTV news on July 21 about the rundown state of Angau Memorial Hospital in Lae.
I wonder where all our taxpayers’ money has gone.
I believe they are going into our politicians’ pockets and the building of roads in Port Moresby that cost tens of millions of kina.
Why can’t Lae MP Loujaya Toni and Health Minister Michael Malabag not get down to the business of helping the very people who elected them?
Politicians do not seem to care about our hospitals because with their fat pay cheques and allowances, they can always go to the private hospitals or overseas for better services.
Come on members, live up to the expectations of those who voted for you and show them that you do care for their wellbeing by providing better services.
Otherwise, it is better you ship out rather than occupy the very office the people put you in.
Politicians need to set their priorities right for this country as there are so many people dying of treatable sicknesses and diseases.
We would have a better country to live in if only they invested to provide services in remote rural areas as well as urban centres.