As the government continues its support and commitment to improving accessibility to health services throughout the country, Prime Minister (PM) James Marape officially opened the brand-new Level-4 hospital in Kupiano Station, Abau District, Central Province, on Friday, May 26th.
He said his Government had identified health as one of its top priorities and was working towards achieving universal health for all citizens.
The hospital was built by Santos through the Government’s Tax Credit Scheme (TCS) arrangement at a cost of K20.224 million towards development from feasibility, design and engineering in 2010 to final completion.
He said, the construction work started back in 2017 is finally completed this year to serve the people.
The hospital has been upgraded to a Level 4 District Hospital Status and includes an outpatient and emergency department with a procedure room, a general ward consisting of modern equipment with 16 beds, a maternity ward with a spacious delivery room, a minor procedure room, a nurses’ station and five ablution rooms.
PM Marape said the Government continues to investing in building and upgrading health facilities across the country, as well as recruiting and training more health professionals, to achieve the goal of improving accessibility to health services nationwide.