Medical supplies here, says Kase


By Rebecca Kuku
The 100 per cent medical kit supplies for all health facilities throughout the country have arrived, says Health Secretary Pascoe Kase.
Kase told The National that most of the medical kit supplies arrived in different shipments.
“The ships will dock at five different ports in the country which will include the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, West New Britain, East New Britain, Lae and Port Moresby to help make it easier for distribution.
“We will launch the distribution on Thursday so by early February all aid posts, clinics and health centres should receive their stock of supplies,” he said.
Kase appealed to the public not believe everything posted on social media.
“I want to assure the people that the medicines supply shipments have already arrived and distribution will start on Thursday. We are doing the best we can to ensure that the medicine supplies are delivered to all aid posts, clinics and health centres in the country,” he said.
Clinics, aid posts and health centres in Western, Gulf, Southern Highlands, Milne Bay, East New Britain and many other provinces have reported a shortage of medicines while many have closed their doors to patients as they had no more medicines.
Kase said he was aware of the situation and they were working hard to ensure that medicines were delivered as quickly as possible throughout the nation.