WNB centre gets new ambulance

Islands, Normal

The National, Tuesday 16th April 2013

 MORE than 10,000 people in West New Britain will benefit from a new ambulance given to the Malalia Health Centre by the provincial government.

West New Britain governor Sasindran Muthuvel gave the 10-seater ambulance to the health centre last Thursday.

The ambulance is expected to serve about 10,000 people in Pulabe ward six to eight in the Hoskins local level government in Talasea district.

United church health secretary Lydia Samot, who is based at the Malalia Health Centre, said the new ambulance would help greatly in their work.

“The ambulance we are now using was given to the health centre in 2009 by the Clement Nakmai regime and the expenses for servicing the vehicle are quite high considering the age of the vehicle,” she said.

She said the new vehicle would mean less expenses on transport.

WNB Bishop Rev Francis Rupen praised the provincial government for the distribution of services to different church denominations in the province in a short space of time. 

He pledged the church’s support to work with the government in implementing its policies.

Sasindran thanked the church for playing a major role in providing education and health services in the province.

He challenged members of the WNB United church to support a change in attitude. 

“If we change our attitude we will be able to change our society,” he said.

Muthuvel said the most effective way of solving law and order issues in the province was to teach children good moral standards.