Story and Picture Supplied by: Thelma Allingham
East Sepik Governor Allan Bird paid his final respect to Wewak General Hospital Chief Executive Officer Late Mark Mauludu yesterday during his Funeral Service.
Mark Mauludu was one of Bird’s first appointees in the public sector as the Board Chairman for Wewak General Hospital seven years ago.
According to Governor Bird, Mauludu was one of the few people in the country’s health sector that successfully implemented the Provincial Health Authority Concept and made it functional.
“I was the Board of Members Chairman and Sister Shirlyn was my deputy seven years ago when the BOM appointed Mauludu as CEO for Wewak General Hospital,” recalled Bird.
“It took him only a year to prove himself worthy of the position as he provided honest leadership and treated the then hospital board with respect and his approach towards challenges faced was what really makes his leadership qualities stand out from the rest.”
“Mark and I were planning the grand opening of the newly refurbished Wewak General Hospital to be staged next year on the month of April but it is unfortunate that he has passed on.
Late Mauludu was passionate about building the health sector, said Bird.
“Among the many projects he initiated and piloted in rebuilding the health facilities and the Provincial health sectors, the East Sepik College of Nursing was one he was passionate to bring about as it was his dream to establish the nursing school because he was interested in investing in the next generation of health works”.
Governor Bird also made a request fitting in remembrance of Mauludu to the ESPHA Board for the name of the East Sepik of Nursing College to changed for Mauludu’s legacy to live on and in appreciation of his contribution towards rebuilding Wewak General Hospital.
Governor Bird acknowledges the Mauludus’ for their steadfast support towards his work and also passes on the condolence from East Sepik Provincial Members and the people of East Sepik to the family of Late CEO Mark Mauludu.