More than four hundred villagers, from Basamuk in the Rai Coast District of Madang Province, benefited from free medical services provided by Ramu NiCo’s Basamuk Refinery.
Ramu NiCo’s Nursing officer Paul Konare, said the free medical service was lacking on daily bases, given the distance for people to travel to Madang for proper medical services.
Mr. Konare also confirmed that malaria and Sexual Transmitted Diseases, are declining, but complications on child birth are still prevalent in the area. Villages visited include Mindre, Janag and Ganglau.
The medical team was led by Dr. Meng Ming, with a medical staff, Community Affairs and ERT (Emergency Response Team). The team also tested around 112 villagers, using RDT for malaria where only four were found positive, and issued with free mosquito nets.
Posters and pamphlets on malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, healthy food, and male and female condoms where distributed to the villagers followed by a video show on the danger of consuming tobacco, and HIV/AIDS that attracted more than 300 villagers at Ganglau.
The free medical service was part of the community service to the villagers.
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