St John opens new station at Baruni

Moresby Northwest MP Lohia Boe Samuel (left), Moresby Northeast MPJohn Kaupa (third left) and city manager Benard Kipit with St John Ambulance staff at the new Baruni ambulance station. – Picture Supplied

THE new St John Ambulance station at Baruni will enable better access to emergency pre-hospital care for the Motu-Koitabu Assembly and greater Moresby North-West, local MP says.
During the opening of the station yesterday, MP Lohia Boe Samuel said previously for emergencies around this area, an ambulance would have to be dispatched from the St John base at 3-Mile.
“I am relieved to know that after today, this won’t be the case anymore,” he said.
“This ambulance station will allow St John to improve its response time to cases that are called in within proximity of this location. In 2020, St John attended to 3,781 incidents in Moresby North-West.
“This is the second highest number of cases by electorate in the National Capital District.”
Samuel thanked St John for consistently providing vital service for people in his electorate.
“To show our appreciation, I would like to officially announce that through the office of the people of Moresby North-West, we will be donating an ambulance to the station here in Baruni,” he said. “As soon as we are ready, we will gather here again very soon and do a presentation.”
St John deputy commissioner Rigona Rita said it was the first time to open a dedicated station in this part of the city.