Rotary donates tanks to assist outbreak containment

Lae News, Normal


NINE Tuffa tanks were donated yesterday morning to the Bulolo district by the Rotary Club of Lae to assist with the treatment of the dysentery outbreak that had recently surfaced in the district only last week.
The tanks were purchased from Mainland Plumbing at a total cost of K35,000.
This figure also includes the gutter and down pipes that make up the fittings that will go with the tanks.
The tanks comprise of one 9,000l tank and eight 2,000l tanks.
The 9,000l tank will be installed at the Bulolo Hospital while the other eight will be distributed to Upper Watut health centre, Wau Rural, Mumeng and Buang.
These areas will receive two 2,000l tanks each.
Member for Bulolo Sam Basil received the tanks from club president Chris Wakelin and expressed his gratitude to the club for its generosity.
Mr Basil said clean drinking water for his people would reduce the incidence of diseases like dysentery.
Mr Wakelin said the club’s actions in providing the  materials for the affected areas was only a part of being proactive in helping the Morobe government address the dysentery, influenza and cholera outbreaks. 
Meanwhile, the Independence weekend show planned for the Bulolo district will be postponed to a later date. Mr Basil said he would try to hold a mini-show after the Morobe show.