The Sacred Heart Community Health Workers School at Lemakot in New Ireland Province will be elevated to a nursing school, offering advance diploma in general nursing.
This was revealed by Catholic Health Secretary, Gabriel Molonges when asked if the Community Health Workers School was in the process of being elevated.
When EMTV News visited the school, we spoke with the Deputy Principal, Terry Pohou who said major infrastructure development in the school is to prepare Sacred Heart Lemakot Community Health Workers School for this shift.
“Is good news for the school so some of the major developments are happening to cater for this shift, beginning with infrastructure, curriculum and other documents which are requirements for the advance diploma nursing program,”
Catherin Peij, who is the implementation coordinator told EMTV News, the elevation comes at a time when the country is facing a critical shortage in the human resource in the health sector.
Meanwhile EMTV News is yet to receive a confirmation status from the PNG Nursing Council and the National Health Department on the elevation status.
Chairman of the Medical Board of Papua New Guinea, Dr. Osborne Liko told EMTV News, he will confirm once he cites the documents of this elevation.