Posted By Staff Reporter
East Sepik Governor Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare has called on the Minister for Health and HIVAIDS to improve the delivery of pharmaceutical drugs in provinces.
Sir Michael made the call as most patients referred to the Boram Hospital in Wewak were given prescriptions to go and purchase medical drugs at chemists and other medical stores.
Sir Michael says this is because there's still a shortage of drugs in major referral hospitals despite the Health Department's move to fix the problem.
"The drugs are very important. I think the Health Department should look at how you distribute.
"We've got a big medical bulk store, with nothing in it Mr. Minister.
"And all I want to point out to you is that your pharmaceutical section should be improved, to provide facilities in the provinces.
"And that is very important," the Grand Chief said.
The signing of the partnership agreement was witnessed by the Health Secretary Pascoe Kase, East Sepik Provincial Administrator Otto Ganai and Staff from the Boram Hospital and senior officials from the department of health.
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