Tubusereia welcomes bank’s support to upgrade facility

Health Watch

By AILEEN KWARAGU
A HEALTH facility worth K80,000 was launched on Tuesday to provide vital health services to the community in Tubusereia village in Central.
Bank South Pacific (BSP) sponsored the refurbishment of the facility.
Founder of Tubusereia Health Centre in Central Nao Badu said the facility was built 15 years ago during an election period.
“As a public servant, the initiative came after I saw the struggles of people living in rural areas,” he said.
Badu said he received help from the Government through former Central Governor Alphonse Moroi to complete the facility.
He said since the facility was built, they did not receive public funding or support apart from medicine and drug supplies.
Badu said that only one nurse ran the clinic and she had been paid by the clinic through fees they collected from the patients.
“All our utilities and extension work are paid from the fees we collect from patients who visit the clinic,” he said.
Chief executive officer of BSP Robin Fleming, who was present at the opening of the facility, said that the conduct of the clinic was something unique which did not focus on profit but to provide support to the community.
He said it was fortunate that staff of BSP were committed to helping the community, especially to help the community of Tubusereia.
The health facility also served neighbouring villages from as far as Koiari and inland Rigo.

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