Middle Fly Maternal Health boosted

Maternal Health of women inthe Middle Fly district of Western Province has been boosted withthe opening of a new Post Natal andInpatient Ward atthe Obo station last Friday.

The project was jointly funded bPNGSDP and ther partners at a cost of K435, 000.

The objective ofthe project is to improverthe basic services offered atthe health centre.

Up to 5000 people inthe Obo area ofthe Middle Fly will be served by this new maternity ward atthe local health centre.

Program Manager ofPNG DP Lawrence Stephens in thanking all partners involved in this project also thankedthe international volunteers for transferring building skills tothe locals.

He saidthe transfer of skills was one request made bythe women and children ofthe mine impacted communities and he is happy to see this wish come to fruition at Obo.

The new ward and ablution block are aimed at providing better care for mthers andtheir new born babies.

The new look health centre is well staffed and will also be used to help train village birth attendants for those who are far from this new facility.

It will also be possible for visiting doctors to usethe health centre for minor operations and ultrasound scanning for mthers using a portable machine.

Ruth Rungula, National EMTV News

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