St John’s annual support grant cut

National
Source:
The National,Monday June 20th, 2016

The annual support grant of K3 million for St John Ambulance has being reduced to only K300,000.
Acting chief executive of St John Mollen Molki said the amount was reduced last year.
He said it was extremely difficult to continue the services effectively.
The ambulance is a charity organisation that  provides services to the people through provision of ambulance services and medical emergency.
Molki said the organisation experienced many financial hiccups before because of mismanagement.
He said the new management aimed to rebuild, revitalise and expand the ambulance service throughout Papua New Guinea.
He said that for his team to be able to do that, resources, skilled people and, most of all, funds were needed.
Molki said St John Ambulance was hoping to hold a fundraising charity ball at the Dynasty Restaurant at Vision City on July 30.
The Fundraising drive is to support the operations of St John Ambulance to continue to provide the much needed ambulance and first aid services to all people in Papua New Guinea.
St John is appealing to interested organisations to help with sponsorship. Tables will be available for K5000 each.
Molki acknowledged Digicel PNG and the National Gaming Control Board for their support.
St John provides the emergency ambulance service in key areas of Papua New Guinea.
According to the website the ambulance service is critical to improving access to health care and supporting better health outcomes for all people in the National Capital District and Central Province.
It provides the get sick or injured with reliable service. The ambulance service is free for those who cannot afford it in an emergency.