The people of Ialibu-Pangia District in Southern Highlands will see rural healthcare elevated with the use of a new ambulance.
The ambulance is a gift by the Government of India as an ongoing commitment to improve delivery of health services in the country.
Ialibu-Pangia MP and Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, received the gift from the PNG Indian High Commissioner, Nagendra Kumar Saxena.
O’Neill says India’s engagement has been enhanced through recent years following the visit to Papua New Guinea by the President of India, H.E. Shri Pranab Mukherjee, last year.
“We are receiving support from India in districts around the country and this is part of the ongoing commitment to healthcare development,” the Prime Minister said.
“This ambulance will save lives in the Southern Highlands and our people thank the High Commissioner for his work to enhance rural healthcare.
“This is part of support from India that we are seeing around the nation.”
Hela and Enga have also benefited from similar assistance programs between Papua New Guinea and the Indian Government.