Rotary club assists cancer unit with internet

National, Normal


HE National Cancer Unit can now hook up to the internet without having to worry about incoming calls that will have to wait, due to the single telephone line that the centre has.
Thanks to the Rotary of Huon Gulf, the centre was presented with a laptop and a wireless modem at a total cost of about K5,000.
The wireless modem, launched by Telikom three months ago, would allow for access to the internet without using a telephone line.
Huon Gulf Rotary president Cynia Sanchez and secretary Rahul Kaula handed over the items to the centre last Thursday.
Mrs Sanchez said the club had been issued a “wish list” from the centre.
The charity organisation was doing its best to assist the centre provide effective service.
The cancer unit’s radiation oncologist, Dr John Niblet, received the items.
Earlier, Dr Niblet said the centre’s one telephone line had made it difficult for him to communicate online with other radiation oncologists outside PNG, to discuss his patients. 
The Rotary Club is also assisting the centre to cook meals for the cancer patients every Wednesday.
The club had been active in Lae and Morobe province in recent months.
At the onset of the dysentery and cholera in August, it donated water containers to Menyamya through the Morobe disaster management office.
Mrs Sanchez said companies had donated more but she was pleading with that all containers should be cleaned before donation.