Mingende Rural Health Centre gets tanks
[caption id="attachment_17399" align="aligncenter" width="3874"] Picture Caption: Rita Singut, Kundiawa Branch Manager, (2nd from left) & Elizabeth Koai, the Health Secretary Mingende (in purple top) and staff from Health Centre at the handover ceremony.[/caption]Mingende Rural Health
Mingende Rural Health Centre in Kundiawa, Simbu Province received two newly installed water tanks and 20 mattresses for their children’s ward, thanks to BSP’s community project initiative.
This donation and completed project was presented to the Health Centre Staff last week during a handover ceremony by BSP Kundiawa staff.
“We know that through this community service, we will leave positive changes in this community. We’re pleased that we can give back to the community through the project that we undertake,” said Rita Singut, Kundiawa Branch Manager.
The tank installation took a month to complete. A manual task that was undertaken voluntarily by staff and the clinic’s handymen, to clear the area, set up and lay the cement base. The branch staff also worked together to do general cleaning, moving of the tank, fitting and painting to complete the project.
“The assistance it will greatly benefit the majority of the rural community in Simbu who seek help at this Health Centre. With the inclusion of the mattresses, we are able to provide more comfort for the patients and the new tanks will ensure that we have enough back up water to use at the clinic and also for patients to use,” explained the Health Centre’s Secretary, Mary Koai.
She further explained that, the children’s ward at Mingenede Health Centre was built in 2014, and has been fully operational with daily admissions. The health Centre is considered as one of the best in the province, providing reliable health services in the community.
Ms Koai added, “The health Centre is one of the main referral clinics to the Kundiawa General Hospital, and we are thankful for the recognition and support from BSP.”
Meanwhile, the team at Lae Commercial Centre completed the installation of three new water tanks, a water cooler and an electric water pump for the Taraka Adventist Primary School.
Head teacher, Joshua Yaiwan, was on hand to accept the presentation. He said, “The contribution has an added advantage to the school, as we are able to foster good relationships with local youth groups who use our school facilities for sporting activities. They will have access to clean and constant water supply from the new tanks. We’re pleased that BSP has contributed to enhancing this relationship,” said Joshua Yaiwan, Head Teacher.
BSP Community project initiatives are well received by the staff and community. The Bank has been giving back to the community through this initiative since 2009. Our contributions focus on health, education, sport and the environment. So far, BSP branches and Strategic Business Units have delivered 29 worthy projects out of 45 projects planned for 2016.