Eastern Highlands Provincial government has approved K1.5 million to help finance the Provincial Health Authority Response to the surge in COVID- 19 pandemic in the province.
Eastern Highlands Governor Peter Numu announced this during a meeting with the Provincial COVID-19 Steering Committee in Goroka yesterday.
The K1.5 million will assist to build two bigger isolation centres at Kassam Pass and National Sports Institue to accommodate the increasing number of CIVID-19 patients in the province.
The governor says the funds will also be used to fix the hospital’s Oxygen Generation plant that has been out of service for twelve (12) years, purchase more oxygen cylinders, PPES and pay for police allowance.
Mr Numu had witnessed 9 COVID-19 deaths when he visited the hospital last week.
He said as the governor of the province, he does not wish to see more of his people dying of COVID-19.
The governor further says COVID- 19 has had a devastating economic impact on the province’s revenue.
Despite these challenges, his government is doing all it can to combat COVID-19 in the province.
NBC / PNGfacts
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