Daewon Trading, a major wholesale grocery company operating in Mt Hagen has donated a total of K87,579 to the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority (WHPHA) to purchase much needed medical equipment for patient care.
Owner and Managing Director, Mr. Danny Kang presented the money to the Chief Executive Officer of WHPHA, Dr. James Kintwa during a brief ceremony at the CEO’s office recently.
Mr. Kang said Daewon has been operating in Mt Hagen for many years and he felt obliged to give to an organization such as the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority where more people would benefit from
Dr. Kintwa said when accepting the donation that the WHPHA could not buy some things it wanted to buy due to lack of funds and Daewon’s assistance would greatly help meet some of these needs.
He said Daewon Trading has been providing similar assistance to the WHPHA in the past but this was the biggest donation ever and it would be used to procure much needed bio-chemistry analysers for Mt Hagen Hospital.
The analysers would include one for investigation and management of diabetic patients, another, a coagulation analyser to test functions of blood and the last one, a blood gas analyser to be used in the Intensive Care Unit.
Dr. Kintwa said these analysers would help the hospital to manage critically ill patients and give them appropriate attention and treatment. They would cost in excess of K87,500 to purchase.
Dr. Kintwa said Mt Hagen was a referral hospital for the Highlands region and the analysers would also benefit patients from the neighbouring provinces. He hoped other individuals or organizations would help as well.