THE Solomon Islands PNG Association on Monday this week handed over medical equipment to the National Referral Hospital (NRH).
The Association handed over an ECG and a Suction machine worth over $50,000 at a small but significant event at the NRH.
The medical equipment was purchased with funds raised during an appeal by the Solomon Islands PNG Association as part of its 40th Independence anniversary celebrations in Port Moresby.
President of the Solomon Islands PNG Association Ms Denyse Ealedona said the Association used the occasion of the 40th independence anniversary celebrations to give back to the country.
“This donation to the National Referral Hospital would not have been possible without the support of many people. I would like to sincerely acknowledge the huge support from the member for South Bougainville Timothy Masiu for his contributions towards this appeal. I’d also like to thank our corporate sponsors in Papua New Guinea – Gold Club Lamana, Air Niugini, Keynote Music House, Tasion Group, Credit Corporation and Vision City who supported us for the charity fundraiser concert. A big thank you to the Solomon Islands community in Port Moresby for their support, my Charity Concert Committee and my executives. With the collective support from everyone who contributed one way or another towards this appeal we wouldn’t be making this donation today.”
Ealedona also thanked Solomon Islands students studying in PNG who have continuously supported the work of the association and this appeal.
She announced that as part of its support to charity – SIPNGA will now forge a relationship with NRH to continue to support the hospital wherever it can.
Ealedona said the hospital has a lot of needs and the support the association will make to NRH will go a long way towards assisting the hospital in areas of need.