Sir Puka extends term of Angau hospital board


HEALTH and HIV/Aids Minister Sir Puka Temu, pictured, has extended the term of the Angau Hospital board which expired last month.
Sir Puka said it would be extended until the hospital launched its Provincial Health Authority next year.
He said he would extend the time for the current board as there was a multi-million kina project being rolled out at the hospital, so the board would remain to oversee the project until the PHA began.
“I am waiting for the Morobe Governor to recommend and identify members to sit on the PHA, and recommend an acting chief executive officer,” he said. “Once he does that, I will dispatch a team from the Health Department to set up the PHA.”
Sir Puka said there were 11 provincial health authorities set up in the country with 11 provinces yet to set up their own, including Morobe.
“I want to set up PHAs in all the provinces by June next year and appeal to the governors to work with me to set up the PHAs,” he said.
He thanked the Australian Government for funding the reconstruction of the Angau General Hospital in Morobe.
“The tender is already out and construction will soon begin for the hospital,” he said.