Marat happy with health targets

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RABAUL MP Dr Allan Marat has praised his members of the Rabaul joint district planning and budget priorities committee (JDPBPC) for recognising the importance health services.
He said this in relation to a new ambulance, worth K100,000, which was handed over to the Rabaul town clinic last week.
Marat said officers of the Rabaul district administration and the JDPBPC were, thereby, fulfilling development in the key result area or strategic result area of health.
He said the ambulance was an important gift and he was sure people of Rabaul would appreciate it as members of the JDPBPC which he chaired and officers of the district, cared for the people’s health.
“In the JDPBPC’s thinking, Rabaul town clinic needed another ambulance and now you have it.”
Marat reiterated his call for health workers, particularly the driver, to look after the ambulance with the care it deserved.
He said the ambulance was costly and he would not tolerate any vehicle abuse.
Marat took the opportunity to appeal to people in the district that there was never meant to be room in their lives to abuse sexual freedom.
He said HIV/AIDS was still an acquired killer disease and was continuously on the increase in PNG, including Rabaul.
Marat encouraged young people to stay way from sex outside of customary or legal marriage.