By Fabian Hakalits – EMTV News, Port Moresby
One of the demands of the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority is for the immediate construction of nurses’ accommodation.
This was reiterated by the Papua New Guinea Nurses Association.
Vice President, Fredrick Kebai, said accommodation is an issue faced by nurses in Mt Hagen.
“We want to know where that K2 million is. From the information that we have, only five nurses are accommodated in the institutional allowances,”
Mr Kebai said that most nurses reside at their homes, either its their personal property or rent.
“Most nurses working three shifts are living at their own accommodation. We have spoken to the acting chief executive officer, Dr Mokela, so that they can let us know, where that K2 million is sitting,” he said.
Mr Kebai said that the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority also assured the nurses to address this accommodation problem.
However to date, they have been kept in the dark.
“We want to be updated about these funds,” the PNGNA Vice President said.