Work has commenced on the construction of a steel framed building at Semo Health Centre in Siassi LLG of Tewai-Siassi District Morobe Province.
Tewai-Siassi MP Dr. Kobby Bomareo visited Semo Health Centre over the weekend and was impressed with the progress of work.
The main outpatient and priority building is a steel structure funded by the Tewai-Siassi District Development Authority.
Semo Health Centre is run by the government and serves thousands of people in the Kovai area of Siassi.
“This will be a five years upgrade starting with the fencing and main outpatient building and will continue until 2026,” said Dr Kobby.
The former medical doctor says health is an important sector in development and so his DDA has been allocating funding to ensure health facilities in the district are operational.
“Our job at the district level is to ensure health facilities are operational, conducive and safe for the people to use.
It is the prerogative of the Morobe Provincial Health Authority to ensure these facilities are staffed with specialties and adequate supplies of medical drugs and equipment.”
Many of these health facilities have been neglected for many years by successive governments and some have become non-operational.
“We are catching up on 40-years of neglect in service delivery to our people. We are delivering fairly across all our LLGs in Sialum, Siassi and Wasu.”