SDA volunteer doctors treat Boera villagers

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The National, Tuesday July 19th, 2016

A total of 2010 people from Boera village in Central have been treated by healthcare volunteers from the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The health team was part of a group from the Central Papua Conference (CPC) of the church.
The team was made up of health professionals from urban clinics in the National Capital District, including the Port Moresby General Hospital, Health Department and students from the UPNG School of Medicine and Health Science.
The team conducted minor operatons, dental clinics, ear, nose and throat (ENT) clinic, and general treatment. They also conducted seminars.
A member of the team, Dr Lawrence Apaio said at least 50 health professionals were working at the clinic in Boera every day for two weeks.
He said the monetary value of the health service provided was about K203,000.
“We believe that what we give can help everyone to live a healthy lifestyle,” Apaio said.
The team built water and ventilated pit toilets. They also conducted exhibitions like cooking and flower arrangements.
CPC secretary Pastor Rex Koi said the services and facilities they provided were from their hearts.
“It is given free to you and it comes from our hearts. We anticipate that this will bring unity in the village. There will be harmony and joy among you as you enjoy the gifts,” Koi told the villagers.