Owena Health Centre Staff: Slow Delivery of Medicine

A Baptist-run health centre in the Obura-Wanenara District of Eastern Highlands Province waits for almost 6 months before receiving their medical supplies. Owena Health Centre of Lamari Local Level Government is the only health centre that serves almost eight thousand people. The only three serving nurses at the health centre told EMTV News that the slow delivery of medical supplies have caused suffering and even death on young children, pregnant mothers and the elderly.

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CBC concern of lack of Consultation by Higher Education Department

The Catholic Bishops conference of PNG and Solomon Islands is concerned with the lack of consultative process by the Government. Archbishop Rochus Tatamai, says for 8 years the constant shift of education policies has hindered the delivery of education services provided by the Catholic church. He says the Government, through the Education and Higher Education Department, failed to consult the church as a development partner.

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National Economic Fiscal Commission holds Regional Workshop

The National Economic Fiscal Commission (NEFC) commenced a two-day regional workshop in Madang today that will look at reports and performances of provinces in the Momase region, in terms of service delivery, at the provincial and local level. This involves funds allocated by the National Government under the Reforms of Intergovernmental Financing arrangements (RIGFA), for five key areas of service delivery: Health, Education, Transport and Infrastructure, Primary Production, and Village Courts.

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Another Successful Delivery with Manolos Aviation

A 30-year-old pregnant woman from Owena in the Obura Wanenara District in Eastern Highlands Province who couldn’t be assisted at the health centre was airlifted by Manolos Aviation to Lae last week Saturday. Diane Martin delivered a baby girl through an operation at Lae’s Angau Hospital. The mother and baby were discharged yesterday and were airlifted back to their village.

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Family Members Express Gratitude When They Heard That The Surgeries Were All Successful

Family members and relatives gathered, anxious to hear what the surgeons had to say. Although it will be a couple of more hours of waiting, they had the chance to ask questions and receive responses, first hand advice and feedback from the surgeons. They were referred from Port Moresby General Hospital to PIH and were grateful for the collaborative effort between both hospitals.

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