Moresby South to get K7.5m clinic


MORE than 6000 people at Kaugere in Moresby-South electorate will benefit from a new clinic after 12 months’ time.
The K7.5 million project, which includes a 10-bed maternity ward together with a house each for a doctor and nurse, starts construction this week.
The building gross area will be 1280 square metres and will be run by the Kaugere Foursquare Church.
The project was made possible through partnership between Moresby South MP Justin Tkatchenko, National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop and Motu Koita Assembly chairman Dadi Toka Jr.
Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS Sir Puka Temu thanked Tkatchenko and Parkop for the initiative.
“This is the only government that has supported the national health plan,” he said.
“No government has fully supported the health programmes and health policies, but now we are able to bring all services across.”
Sir Puka told the Kaugere community that health was everybody’s responsibility.
He said bad habits like urinating, defecating and littering along the streets, as well smoking and chewing betel nuts would not help.
The project will also create employment opportunities for youths.