Robbing the poor – another doctor speaks out against Zibe’s plan
Robbing the poor to feed the rich is how Dr Kristoffa Robert Ninkama, of Mt Wikauma in Chimbu Province, describes Health Minister, Sasa Zibe’s plans to build the Pacific Medical Centre ‘Super Hospital’
Writing to the newspapers last week Dr Ninkama said:
I REFER to Dr Mathias Sapuri’s statement that “PMC is government’s health plan”.
My advice to him and his cohorts is to leave the taxpayers’ money out of this outrageous idea.
I have no qualms if this project is a wholly privately-funded venture.
I do, however, oppose this concept of “robbing from the poor to feed the rich”.
The government has fiduciary responsibilities to the Port Moresby General Hospital and its health facilities throughout the country.
It is thoughtless for someone to think and suggest otherwise.
Greed should not dull common sense.
Use the taxpayers’ money to upgrade the PMGH and train its manpower.
PMGH has the potential to be a world class hospital with proper planning, thought and support from the government.