New health facility boost for Highlands

Health Watch

PEOPLE in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands have been provided a new health facility to boost healthcare services.
The Pacific International Hospital (PIH) opened a medical centre at Tininga Central last Saturday, the third such facility for the hospital in the country. The others are in Port Moresby and Lae.
Hospital chief executive officer Col Sandeep Shaligram said it was an achievement to extend health services in the country.
It will provide the people access to specialist medical services, including dental and eye care.
“This will now give everyone access to better healthcare and specialist services in the Highlands,” Shaligram said.
PIH board chairman Sir Moi Avei said in spite of a struggling economy, the hospital was expanding its services.
“We need the partnership that will enable us to work as a team to see what’s best to deliver for the well-being of the people,” he said.
“PNG should be expecting the kind the health care provided in other countries and PIH is here to give what they need.”
Sir Moi said PIH would work in partnership with the Western Highlands health authority so that together, they could have a strong partnership in place.