RURAL communities in Enga province will benefit from improved health services after the Digicel PNG Foundation launched its second mobile clinic in partnership with the Foursquare Church in Wabag yesterday.
The mobile clinic, a Landcruiser ambulance fully fitted out as a health clinic, will be operated by Foursquare church’s medical team based at the newly established Tsak rural hospital in Wapenamanda.
As part of their health outreach programme, the team will visit the rural villages in Enga province to provide the communities with essential health services such as immunisation of infants, treatment for diseases (TB, malaria, etc), HIV/AIDS testing, treatment and counselling, health awareness and dental treatment.
These services will be provided free of charge.
The Digicel PNG Foundation funded the mobile clinic at a total cost of K150,000.
Through this project, the Digicel Foundation aimed to support those communities in the more remote areas of Enga province with basic services that they need to help strengthen and develop their communities.
Speaking at the launch, Rev Timothy Tipitap, national president of the Foursquare church in PNG, said: “This is a very exciting time for Foursquare church and our medical team based at Tsak rural hospital. The mobile clinic is an innovative solution to the issue of how to effectively bring basic services to the people in the more remote areas of Enga province.
“We thank Digicel Foundation for their generosity and look forward to working with them in the roll out of more projects that will bring benefits to the needy people of PNG.”
Foursquare church operates Tsak rural hospital and services more than 40,000 people in the area.