Dental services in Manus Province have been restored after upgrades were carried out to its water supply system at the Lorengau hospital by the Australian Government.
The Australian Government provided clean filtered water for dental machines including a device to make dental prosthetics.
Lorengau Hospital Chief Executive Officer Dr Otto Numan, said the arrival of new dental equipment will boost the quality of care for the people of Manus.
Australia’s High Commissioner to PNG, Deborah Stokes, said approximately K1 million in specialist medical equipment and instruments is provided for the hospital and a master plan to guide future work.
Miss Stokes said Australia is proud to assist staff of the Lorengau hospital by building clinical capacity to meet current and future needs of the people of Manus.
Meanwhile the work on renovation of the Lorengau market roof will take place in coming months and is expected to be completed by December this year. Australia is taking forward the implementation and funding of priority road projects and youth assistance initiatives,” Ms Stokes said.
The assistance is in addition to Australia’s existing development commitment to Manus, that includes building school infrastructure, providing scholarships for health workers, replacing and upgrading of radio navigation aids at Momote Airport and strengthening the capacity of communities in Manus to adapt to climate change.
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