Posted By Staff Reporter
Vaccines, or immunisations, help prevent unnecessary deaths and disabilities among children due to childhood diseases, and Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill has not taken this message lightly.
Prior to launching two vaccines in Port Moresby yesterday, he announced that K200,000 of District Services Improvement Program will be going to immunisation programs in the districts, starting next year.
He made the commitment in the midst of a large crowd of people, including health officials. The vaccines he launched are Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) and Measles Rubella (MR) at Parliament House State Function room.
He said this would ensure cold chain or storage of vaccines were rolled out into the rural areas.
"Twenty per cent of DSIP of MPs will be for health, and another 30 will be for education,’’ he said.
He said the current Government’s budget had allocated more than K1 billion for health and if this sort of investment in health was continued by future governments, PNG would see a huge improvement in the health programs.
"I will make sure every district will give K200,000 (for immunisation program). This will save thousands of lives.’’
He said the Government’s efforts to improve health services, including rehabilitation of infrastructure at various hospitals were underway with some major improvements already being seen.
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