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PNG Health Department receives donations from Israel

By Jacob Marcos

The Israeli People have donated diabetes medicines with equipment worth K600, 000.00 thousand kind via a network by a local hire car company, Papua New Guinea (PNG).
The medicines came in five pallets that will be distributed throughout the nation. The supply consists of syringes, lancets, pen needles, lancing devices, alcohol pads and glucose tablets.
“The Israeli government trusted my relationship with them and they have connected me through agency in Florida, United States of America to receive the medicines on behalf of the people of Papua New Guinea (PNG),” The Managing Director of Ravens Hire Car, Lina Kuri Aua said in front of a capacity crowd at Konedobu Area Medical Centre today (20-Jul-18).
Ms Aua relied that the Israeli Government would want to see a good use of those equipment at all health facilities.
“They (Israeli) wants a proper documentations and statistics of how these medicines are used in PNG. By doing so, we will definitely receive trust and confident to receive 3 to 4 shipments of medical supplies in a year,” she said.
Meanwhile, the secretary for Health Department, Pascoe Kase thanked the Ravens Hire Car for connecting the Israeli Government and the Israeli people for considering the health of the people.
Israeli has been more helpful to the people of this country in many areas; health, education, economic, infrastructural development and not forgetting their vast inputs in the agriculture developments too, Kase said.
 “The gesture by the people of Israel in health will come down in a long way while many other diseases like TB, HIV/AIDS and Malaria attracted a lot of support from our development partners in PNG,” he said adding that diabetes was also on the rise in PNG that is why those donations were timely.
Some time ago, Israeli Government has donated some medicines to the country and today they have come good at that kind of time when they were faced with life style disease, according to Kase.
He said that he would get his team to work with the Ravens Hire Cars to have a long term relationship so that they could sign a Memorandum of Understating between them.
Kase would want to see a proper use and disbursements of the drugs and equipment to where the need is.
Kase also thanked the media organization for their support in the role of Polio outbreak in Morobe, Madang and Eastern Highlands Provinces and he urged them to continue doing their awareness.

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