St John Ambulance was assisted with a brand new vehicle and K70, 000 worth of emergency and rescue equipment recently by PNG Ports.
St John Chief Executive Officer Matt Cannon said the assistance was ideal and timely and thanked PNG Ports.
“The brand new Ford Ranger will be used in major emergencies in NCD, Central and as far as Gulf Provinces,” Mr Cannon said.
“It is equipped with paramedic and rescue equipment that can be used to stabilize severely injured people and provide support if there is a major emergency affecting a lot of people.”
“The 70, 000 worth of equipment will be used as part of St John’s response to emergencies and severe maternal cases in NCD and Central regions.”
“We want to thank PNG Ports for the great support to St John, this is the first time in years and hopefully we can polish up our partnership so we can improve healthcare to people in urban and rural areas.”
Chairman of PNG Ports, Kepas Wali said as a charity organization operating entirely from donations, St John relies on its share from the government budget, additional funding from the Health Department, some provincial governments, corporate supporters and personal donations.
“It has also been in the forefront of the country’s response to COVID-19,” Mr Wali said.
“Thank you St John for the heart to serve our citizens, even in times like this, and we at PNG Ports hope our gesture goes a long way in assisting you deliver to the people of PNG.”
“PNG Ports had decided to assist in its capacity as a State Owned Enterprise and responsible corporate citizen because of the good work St John has done.”