The Kaugere Medical Centre in the Moresby South electorate will soon be upgraded and equipped with state of the art medical equipment.
This was made possible by a joint public private partnership between the Pacific Palms Property and Moresby South MP, Justin Tkatchenko.
Yesterday, Pacific Palms Property General Manager, Andrew Potter, presented a cheque donation of K200, 000 to EBOS Health and Science Limited to purchase medical equipment for the center.
The cheque hand-over was witnessed by a small gathering including the Moresby South MP, staff of Pacific Palms and the management and staff of the clinic.
Before presenting the cheque, Mr Potter said this was part of their community service.
Minister Tkatchenko said an additional K290, 000 from the electorate funds will be given to the clinic to have all its medical equipment purchased.
Serving almost twenty thousand people, the clinic under the Living Light Foursquare church, has been providing basic health care for those in the electorate and other electorates in the city.
Longtime nursing officer, Lynneth Tangen, said 80 to 100 patients are treated each day and some even have to go to the Port Moresby General Hospital or St. John’s Hospital at Gerehu to be treated.
The center started as a mobile clinic in 1993, providing food and health care for people in the settlements.
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