The National, Monday November 11th, 2013
A STATE of emergency (SOE) needs to be declared on Wewak’s Boram Hospital due to rundown facilities and poor conditions, Yangoru-Saussia MP Richard Maru (pictured) says.
Maru called on Health Minister Michael Malabag yesterday to ask for immediate improvements to the hospital.
He said the hospital’s facilities were badly in need of urgent renovation and upgrading.
Maru said he was satisfied that Prime Minister Peter O’Neill had full support for the development of a new referral hospital for East and West Sepik to be built in Wewak.
“The Boram Hospital in Wewak should be immediately declared a state of emergency like Angau Hospital in Lae, Morobe, and funding of up to K10 million be provided for urgent work to improve the facilities and build its performance up to expectations while we work in a new referral hospital for the two Sepik provinces in Wewak,” Maru said.
“I am pleased that under the leadership of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, we will finally remove the tears of the Sepik people by undertaking immediate work at Boram Hospital to keep it while we build and deliver to the Sepik people a new, world-class, modern referral hospital,” he said.