PORT Moresby General Hospital has received a helping hand to transport its staff to and from work with a donation of a 26-seater bus by Moni Plus.
Moni Plus chairman Aho Baliki when presenting the key to PMGH Chief Executive Officer Dr. Paki Molumi says it is a privilege to hand over the bus on behalf of Moni Plus shareholders, management and staff.
“Moni Plus is a corporate financial services provider. We’ve been in operation now for more than 20 years and we have donated a lot of things to other charities, NGOs, a lot of other charity organizations including sporting bodies,” says Mr. Baliki.
“It is a growing financial institution and we are pleased that we can be a part of the corporate entity to assist the hospital in your logistics, in your providing of transportation in whatever ways we can,” he adds.
Dr. Molumi thanked Moni Plus for the donation and says it will assist greatly in meeting the hospital’s transportation needs.
“We have 1, 630 staff. We serve over a million population of National Capital District, Central Province and Gulf Province. Of course, many of them are your clients, that this hospital serves,” he says.
“To provide such a service, we do three shifts, especially our nursing staff. Our nurses live at Laloki Training Centre and we do shift them 8-hourly to this hospital to provide the service to the 1 million population of the city,” explains Dr. Molumi.
Dr. Molumi says the hospital has lot of logistical needs and most of the buses that are in use are at least over 6 years old.
“We need to move our staff because looking after our staff, giving them that comfort to get back to work is very important so that they can serve our patients properly. They can give that service without being worried about transport,” said Dr. Molumi.
“So, on behalf of the PMGH Board, the management and all our staff, I want to thank you for donating this bus. I also want to call upon to the other businesses as well, as part of their corporate social responsibility, let’s put something back to the health of our people like what Moni Plus is doing today,” says Dr. Molumi.