Salvos receive health gear from LNG developer

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By TROY TAULE UPNG journalism student

THE Salvation Army’s social services division on Wednesday received medical equipment from Esso Highlands Ltd for one of its care centres on the outskirts of Port Moresby.
The equipment, intended for the Papa village health centre, included delivery beds, four blood pressure machines, three weighing scales and two IV stands to cater for the people of Papa especially mothers and children.
The presentation was done on behalf of the PNG liquefied natural gas (LNG) project by Esso Highlands community health manager Marcia Balge and medicine and occupational health manager Dr Joe Burton.
Balge commended the Salvation Army for their work in helping people in need and said they were happy to be of assistance in the expanding of the health centre in Papa as well as in other villages.
“We are looking closely at working with organisations like the Salvation Army to support their capacity.
“At the end of the day, they are the ones doing all the hard work and we are very appreciative of that.
“We look forward to working with them in the long term,” she said.
Salvation Army assistant secretary for social services, Capt Christine Gee, received the equipment.
She thanked Esso Highlands for their assistance, adding that it appreciated working with other organisations and the government in helping communities.