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MPs laugh at health cuts

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The Transit Medical Storage Facility in Oro is still waiting completion since 2013 despite spending of K600,000

Gary Juffa

Today I watched in absolute disgust as MPs giggled and laughed as Minister for Health made light humor at the fact that the GOVERNMENT had slashed funding for Church run health facilities to the tune of K50m.

– I had asked an explanation about the slash to our health services by the Government and could the Minister explain exactly how much and what programs exactly

Minister Malabag confirmed that the Government had cut K50m BUT only to the Churches run programs and ONLY the wages component.

BUT THE MOST REMOTE AREAS IN PNG WHERE MOST OF OUR PEOPLE LIVE ARE ONLY SERVICED BY CHURCHES! WHY DID THE GOVERNMENT LIE AND DECLARE THAT NO CUTS WOULD BE MADE TO EDUCATION AND HEALTH LAST YEAR AND THEN DO THIS!

– Furthermore I asked when the Transit Medical Storage Facility in Oro was to be completed since work had commenced in 2013 had not been finished. This was to be built to ensure timely delivery of drugs to our aidposts and hospitals and thus ensure we are best equipped to save lives. But the contract was never completed and yet K600,000 was paid to a contractor! Now this contract was dubiously given to a company namely Gini Construction owned by a male nurse that had ZERO experience and knowledge in building such infrastructure and had been illegally on the the Health payroll for 5 years until I took him off after I found out earlier this year. The work is substandard and remains unfinished! Drugs are not delivered in a timely manner and patients have to travel hours to Popondetta to get treatment.

The Minister acknowledged that the contractor was paid and the job incomplete! The Minister confirmed that CSTB awarded the contract! No surprise! The Minister confirmed the that the NDOH was now looking for money to complete the contract!

WHY WAS THIS CONTRACTOR ILLEGALLY ENGAGED!? WHY WAS HE PAID WHEN HE HAD NOT COMPLETED HIS JOB!? WHY HASNT HE BEEN ARRESTED AND LOCKED UP INCLUDING THE CSTB AND NDOH OFFICIAL WHOSE CORRUPT ACTIONS HAVE RESULTED IN MEDICAL RISKS AND POSSIBLE DEATHS OF OUR PEOPLE??! I WILL FIND OUT THESE PUBLIC SERVANTS NAMES AND HAVE THEM ARRESTED!

I also asked if the NDOH had built a lab to verify drugs imported and distributed by the contraversial Malaysian Company Borneo Pacific as the Government had promised to do since the company they were importing from China Pharmaceutical was cited for peddling counterfeit drugs by the WHO and NDOH had intentionally removed ISO Certification as a criteria to allow them to select Bormeo Pharmaceutical at an extra K20m more.

Minister admitted they had failed since to build such a lab.

Most MPs in Government giggled and laughed as the Health Minister joked about the matter in parliament during a supplementary question by Member for Lae Loujaya Kouja.

Our peoples health is no laughing matter. Especially when many in remote areas are struggling to come into towns to find help and wait hours and even days before treatment. Many vulnerable people such as babies and elderly are dying from treatable medical matters.

SAVING LIVES IS ANY GOVERNMENTS FUNDAMENTAL ROLE ….BUT THIS GOVERNMENT FINDS THE DEPLORABLE HEALTH SITUATION IN OUR COUNTRY AND OUR PEOPLES MISERY A LAUGHING MATTER…

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  1. March 24, 2016 at 10:07 am

    All these has been news for us suffering sick Papua New Guineans for many years now.

    Of course all the questions here are supported and we totally agree this is no funny business to be laughed at, but the fundamental issue is when will we pull all of the 109+ parliamentarian pharisees into jail for the slow and painful indirect and mental execution of their sick population mass.

    I liken the MP’s as worse than the person Judas Iscariot who betrayed the Lord on this very day. Some one bet me their (MP’s) hearts are not clean and full of rot. They simply have knowledge, access to vital information then collude corruptly with their corrupt brethren.

    Do we have to wait until home grown terror develop at our door steps as a counter means of tackling our PNG stupid MP’s attitudes? By the looks there are no positives in a country like ours and its raising serious tensions don’t anyone think?. I have in our village in ENB an aid post built at Bitabaur Village with no staff, no drugs etc and many more like this stories in every province. Is this the kind of planning and strategies coming out of our government?.

    There you go with a warehouse in Oro from 2013 but will some body get arrested?, starting from the approving departmental head and manager, member down to the recipient of the 600k funding? NOWAY because a string of people all got cuts on the way out of the 600k used. God is watching and if anyone thinks this is speculation “You cast the first stone”

    Papua New Guinea is simply packed full of many sickening traitors not clowns who at least bring some happiness.

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