Port Moresby General Hospital receives new ablution block for its Maternity wing the first phase of the “Helpim Karim Mama Haus” project headed by 3 of BSP’s strategic business units that combined to refurbished the maternity wing at the Port Moresby General Hospital was handed over to the hospital management.
According to Natasha Beangke the Project Coordinator, the project came about after a site visit at the hospital where they saw the need for mothers to clean and care for themselves in a safe and clean environment after giving birth.
” It was very heart reaching when I saw a ward full of mother’s, at least a 100 women only using five toilets and showers as the other ablution block in Ward 11 was closed for over two years,” said Beangke.
“As a mother witnessing this, it inspired her to recommend this initiative to her management and soon after all stakeholders approved the project and renovations were under way,” said Beangke .
She added that the first handover of Block A was handed over to the hospital’s CEO Dr Paki Molumi while Block B will be handed over after its completion at the end of this month.
Speaking on behalf of one of the three combined groups was Chief Operating Officer for Operations & IT Mr. Frank ven der Poll said that through this joint community project they want to ensure that their customers and other stakeholders are being looked after from a community level up.
Mr ven der Poll thanked the hospital for giving them the opportunity to come and roll out this project and also made an appeal to the hospital to look after the facilities.
“I do appeal to POMGen management and staff to look after the facilities as it will be extremely beneficial in the long run, said ven der Poll.”
Meanwhile, Dr Paki Molumi thanked the teams for the job well done as this will be benefit the mothers at the hospital.
“We have up to 40-60 admissions per day and with the newly refurbished toilets and showers, mother’s will now enjoy a clean and safe place for them care for themselves after giving birth,” said Molumi.
Dr Molumi also appealed to the hospital staff and mothers who will be using this soon to take care of the facility and thanked the 3 BSP teams for the joint effort to bring this forward.