GOVT TO RAMP UP HEALTH SYSTEM: MARAPE


March 31, 2020 - 678 views

By Glenda Popot

Prime Minister James Marape admits that the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the government to ramp up the weak health system in PNG.

Mr Marape acknowledges that the country’s health system lacks proper resources and care facilities including basic medical drugs.

He says the COVID-19 pandemic has awakened the government to this reality and to make correct interventions to the country’s health system.

The Prime Minister assures the country that his government will use this pandemic to fix the health care system in PNG, adding that they will ensure PNG’s health care system after the COVID-19 pandemic is responsive not only to big outbreaks such as this but the everyday health care of Papua New Guineans in all provinces.

Marape adds they will also use this experience to ensure frontline workers such as health officials and security personnel are insured.

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