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WHPHA Security Guards Receive New Uniforms

WHPHA Security Guards Receive New Uniforms

All security guards employed by the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority (WHPHA) have been issued with new uniforms.

The dark blue uniforms comprising a pair of trousers, shirt, boot, jacket, cap and belt were issued to the 35 guards recently after going through an intensive 10 days training in all aspects of security work.

The training was conducted by a Security Industry Authority certified trainer from the National Security Training College in Lae, owned by the Guard Dog Security Company.

The WHPHA is a licensed security employer with a Class C licence issued under the Security Industry Authority (SIA) Act and the training of its guards by the certified trainer means it is now fully compliant with all requirements of the Act.

The completion of the training which saw them receive certificates as trained guards was a proud moment for all of them as they proudly wore their new uniforms and marched up to receive their papers.

The new uniforms are aimed at boosting the morale of the guards to commit themselves fully to their work and perform more effectively to improve crowd control and movement of people and vehicles as well as protecting all assets and services at Mt Hagen Hospital.

The 34 male guards and one female have all been issued with three sets of uniforms each.

The uniforms which cost a total of K29,000 including the cost of embroidery work were made by Paradise Tailoring, a nationally-owned company based in Port Moresby.

The acting Chief Executive Officer of the WHPHA, Mr David Vorst while presenting the certificates congratulated all the guards on completing their training successfully and urged them to wear their uniforms with pride and perform their duties with diligence and commitment.
 

The guards in their new uniforms displaying their certificates.
The guards in their new uniforms displaying their certificates.

 

The security guards proudly displaying their new uniforms, joined by some members of the management team for a group picture.
The security guards proudly displaying their new uniforms, joined by some members of the management team for a group picture.

 

UNICEF Funds Training of Village Birth Attendants

UNICEF Funds Training of Village Birth Attendants

Women from the Tambul/Nebilyer District of Western Highlands are now equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to help pregnant mothers deliver safely in their respective areas. This follows their attendance of a month-long training course for village birth attendants at the Mt Hagen Hospital campus of the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority recently. Continue Reading

Mass polio vaccination campaign launched in the Highlands

A mass polio vaccination campaign for all the Highlands provinces except Eastern Highlands was launched in Wabag, Enga Province on 27th August 2018. The Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS, Sir Puka Temu officially launched the campaign in the presence of global partners, the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, Rotary International and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) as well as the Secretary for Health, Mr Pascoe Kase. Continue Reading

Emergency Department one of the best in PNG

Emergency Department one of the best in PNG

Mt Hagen Hospital now has one of the best Emergency Departments in the country to serve its patients. The newly-refurbished facility is fully equipped and adequately staffed with two specialist physicians, five medical officers, six health extension officers (HEOs), 26 nurses and five hygiene staff to provide the best service for its patients. Continue Reading