CHILDREN and mothers at the Mt Hagen General Hospital in Western Highlands got a surprise visit from Telikom PNG on April 9.
Fifteen Telikom PNG workers from the Hagen office, led by Mary Wak and Ali Oki, visited and handed out gifts to children and their mothers at the children’s ward.
Telikom’s head of change Brian Sam thanked the hospital’s chief executive officer, Dr James Kintwa, and his staff for providing better health care for the people.
“Telikom recognises the importance of your services to our people and commend you for adding value,” Mr Sam said.
Dr Kintwa commended Telikom staff on their initiative to visit the children’s ward.
“Family plays an important role in our society. So, when a child is born, that is when a family unit is formed.
“We must continue to strengthen family values,” Dr Kintwa said.
At the children’s ward, Dr Michael Landi and sister-in-charge, Cathy Hagari, thanked Telikom for visiting the mothers and children.
Sr Hagari was very thankful to see the gifts bringing smile to all the mothers and children and their guardians at the ward.
“Your coming here has given us hope of joy, as I can see smiles on their faces,” she said.
Maisu John and her daughter, Utu, were one of the first to receive a gift.
“Mi bilong Simbu long hap bilong Gembogl. Mi kam long Hagen wantaim pikinini meri bilong mi, mi tok tenkyu long yupela – Telikom – long kam na lukim mitupela (I am from Gembogl district in Simbu. I came to Mt Hagen with my daughter. I am thankful to Telikom for visiting my daughter and I),” Mrs John said.