Residents living in Kaugere, in Port Moresby's south electorate, now have a bigger health facility to serve emergency cases and referrals.
At the cost of K1.5 million, the Kaugere Health Centre will benefit over 30, 000 people who travel as far as Gerehu in the north-west electorate to seek medical care.
Prime Minister Peter O&rsquO’Neill officiated at the opening yesterday.
From its' humble beginnings as the Operation Pasin Sore Ministry, the Foursquare Church-run health clinic has serviced the people of Kaugere, Kila Kila, Sabama, Badili and surrounding communities.
What used to be an old garage has transformed into a fully-kitted health centre. The opening of Kaugere Health Centre marked another milestone achievement for the people of Moresby South.
In his address, Prime Minister Peter O&rsquO’Neill told the people that the clinic was a result of a good public-private partnership with the government, churches and private sector.
Mr O&rsquO’Neill said the country’s economic growth of 20 percent is the highest in the world and the country should expect more development.
One-hundred thousand kina to construct Kaugere Health Centre was equally sourced from NCD DSIP and Moresby South DSIP Funds, while another K500, 000 was given by Sir Theo Constantinou Foundation.
Other private companies also assisted the Moresby-South Electorate Office in purchasing medical equipment and a vehicle for the health centre.
It’s also good news for the people, as they now have their very own doctor, thanks to Sir Theo Constantinou Foundation’s contribution of K100, 000.
The local MP was grateful to all stakeholders for their efforts because most health workers have been working without pay for months and the government’s intervention with the private sector has recognised their efforts.
Kaugere Health Centre will now cater for emergency cases and act as a referral centre to ease the load of patients at Port Moresby General Hospital.
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