The National, Tuesday 15th November 2011
KITCHEN ware and medical instruments including thermometers and bathroom scales worth K6,000 were donated to the paediatric ward at the Modilon General Hospital last Friday.
The Nambawan Super management team on an annual retreat had visited the paediatric ward to see what types of items they needed.
Kitchen ware included a four-burner gas stove, microwave, blender, urn plus thermometers were purchased.
Acting chief executive officer and director medical services Dr Billy Selvi thanked the Nambawan Super management team for the assistance to the hospital.
He said it was important to look after the diet of their young patients.
“A quick recovery or death of a child after diagnosis is their nutrition,” he said.
Paediatric head Dr Naomi Pomat said the vital aspect of recovery of sick children was proper nutritional requirements.
“We are thankful that we are able to use all of this wares and instruments here at our ward,” she said. Meanwhile, Nambawan Super’s executive director Paul Yangen said as part of their annual retreats, they wanted to give something back to the province.
“Due to funding constraints the team were unable to hold a retreat last year,” he said.
This year Lae had been planned on the calendar but the cancelled at the last minute because of the recent riot.
In 2008 and 2009 the team had made donations to the Kalan radio services in Alotau and the Blind institute in Goroka respectively.