Port Moresby, 31st July 2017 | The Port Moresby General Hospital’s Family Planning Clinic, now have a new private counselling room built by Bank South Pacific’s Corporate Banking Team.
The Clinic serves over 50 clients daily, who come from within the National capital District, Central and Gulf Provinces. Since January, the clinic has registered over 6000 clients, mostly women.
“From the consultations we have, Family planning not openly discussed by families. The clinic staffs offer family planning advice and counselling services. We did all our consultation at a table, but we saw that there was a need to have a private consultation room to do counselling and allow our clients to freely discuss their issues,” said Sister in Charge of the Clinic, Sister Mary Maniwavie.
“Thanks to BSP, through its community project initiative, we now have this consultation room built, with added renovations carried out throughout the building. We are pleased that more families can access family planning services in a comfortable and private clinic. ” she added.
Today, BSP Corporate Banking staff handed over keys to the extended and refurbished Family Planning Clinic in a small ceremony, that was witnessed by Professor Bediako Amoa, co-ordinator of the obstetrics and gynaecology division of Port Moresby General Hospital, Professor Glen Mola, Head of reproductive health at the University of Papua New Guinea, the Hospital Management, Staff and BSP representatives.
Professor Amoa when accepting the project said, “Family planning helps to manage families and communities. A manageable family is healthy, happy and contributes meaningfully to the bigger community. “
He added, “Better managed families contribute positively to the economy and development of the country. I can assure you that, BSP will leave lasting changes, through your contribution to this clinic.”
Head of BSP Corporate – Port Moresby and Regional, Vegumu Mainokora in handing over the project thanked the Hospital for allowing BSP to take on this project. The Bank shares a long rewarding partnership with the Port Moresby General Hospital, through its projects, which dates back to 2009, when BSP Staff first cleaned up the Children’s Ward and renovated the Cancer Ward as part of their community project contribution.
In 2010, staff renovated the Children’s Paediatric examination ward and in 2012, two of our branches teamed up to renovate the Cardiothoracic Ward. In 2014, BSP Waigani Branches constructed a new children’s playground.
“We are pleased to be able to deliver yet another worthy project for Port Moresby General Hospital,” said Mrs Mainokora.
Bank South Pacific (BSP) is an iconic and unique bank in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, recognised for its strong commitment to the region. We are a major commercial banking and finance group with assets of approximately PGK20.8 billion.
BSP has the largest branch network in Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu with sub branches and agents in rural locations. The BSP Group employs 4000+ people across the Pacific and proudly supports the communities that we operate in, through Community Projects, Sports, Education, Health, Culture and Financial Literacy.
Our branch network is complemented by electronic banking networks that can meet the banking needs of all customers wherever we operate.
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