100 hundred oxygen cylinders have been purchased to support the COVID-19 response in Eastern Highlands Province by the National Eastern Highlands Adventist Students Association (NEHASA).
NEHASA President Jarmol Hogi said 50 have been transported to Goroka on October 9 and the other half will be transported over anytime from now.
The NEHASA initiated a weeklong fundraising appeal on October 3 to support the Eastern Highlands Provincial Health Authority (EHPHA) COVID-19 response.
“Last week (October 3 to October 10) the NEHASA raised K75, 800,” Mr Hogi said.
The fundraising committee after a close consultation with the PHA and request from the general public to extend the appeal date, has extended the appeal date to October 17.
“This fundraising is to help the PHA purchase oxygen cylinders and other utilities that are needed.”
“Reports will be made available when the appeal closes on October 17.”
“If your heart is moved to support this worthy course, we are advising the general public to continue to support in cash by donating to the NEHASA account.”
Donations can be made to the association’s banking details below:
Account Name: Eastern Highlands Adventist Students Association
Account Number: 1000959944
Bank: Bank of South Pacific (BSP)
Hogi said the outbreak of Covid-19 and the Delta Variant had affected the province which has led to a lot of deaths in the past weeks.