The Southern Highlands Provincial Government is planning to introduce medical evacuation services in 2020.
Southern Highlands Governor William Powi believes this will alleviate emergency cases, especially in remote areas of Southern Highlands Province.
Providing Medivac health services is an expensive exercise; however, it is of great benefit for remote communities. Governor Powi says a negotiation for an affordable price is what the Provincial Government is looking for.
“We have talked to some aviation companies and its been positive,” he said.
Governor Powi says more dialogue will be created to introduce this service to the Province.
Morobe province, Namatanai in New Ireland, Goilala and Alotau are among other districts and provinces who have also partnered with aviation companies to provide this service for their electorates.
Meanwhile, the Southern Highlands Provincial Government has secured a partnership with an American Company to deliver medical equipment. Governor Powi says the medical equipment will be distributed in major health centres around the Province.
The first containers are expected to reach PNG soil mid this year.
By Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV News, Port Moresby