Sir Joseph Nombri Memorial Hospital in Simbu province received baby cots for its labor ward last week. The cots were donated by Robert Nilkare, son of former politicianthe late John Nilkare.
It’s been nineteen years sincethe labor ward received new cots.
Mr Nilkare presentedthe twelve cots with one thousand kina to purchase baby pillows and bedsheets.
The baby cots also come with drip stands.
Sincethe hospital opened in 1994, it has not received any new materials for the labour ward.
This timely assistance will assist mid wives to, who have been facing difficulty with keeping babies safe whilethey attend to mthers. Some ofthe cots will be used inthe special care nursery for resuscitation purposes.
The hospital’s medical services director Joshua Karani said on averagethe hospital delivers thirty to thirty five babies each week, and over one hundred births per month becausethey also serve pregnant mthers from ther parts ofthe highlands region as well.
Mr Nilkare has been assistingthe hospital since 2007. He encouraged local business houses to supportthe hospital and ther public institutions.
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