Rural health services op priority for Govt

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GETTING vital services to PNG’s rural areas is one of the top priorities of the Government, says Lufa MP Yawa Silupa.
“The Somare-Temu Government has a vision to open up rural areas, connecting them to main centres to facilitate efficient flow of basic services,” he said.
Speaking at the opening of a health centre staff house in Gotomi in Lufa, Eastern Highlands province, Mr Silupa said poor health indicators such as high infant and maternal mortality rate, especially in rural areas, should be reduced.
“The Government is opening up roads and setting up more health facilities in rural areas such as Gotomi.
“The disbursement of K10 million into each district yearly is part of the Government’s vision to get vital services like health and education into rural areas.
“In this term of Parliament, we have a lot of money coming to Lufa district,” he said.