- Lae, Morobe Province
- Posted 9th Jun, 2021
Kumul Petroleum presents Toyota Hilux 4WD Ute to support ANGAU National Cancer Services
Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (Kumul Petroleum) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Ministry of Health and Morobe Provincial Health Authority on 19 August 2020 to support the improvement of the ANGAU National Cancer Services under the ANGAU Memorial General Hospital.
Nine months later, on 09 June 2021, Kumul Petroleum followed through on this commitment with the presentation of a brand new Toyota Hilux 4WD Double Cab Ute for ANGAU National Cancer Services. The vehicle purchased at a value of about K168, 500.00, will provide additional resource to support the work of the unit particularly that of the new Radiation Oncologist provided for, by funding under the MOA.
Dr. Kipas Binga, Chief Executive Officer of Morobe Provincial Health Authority acknowledged Kumul Petroleum for keeping its commitment under the signed MOA to continue its support to the health sector in Papua New Guinea. He further added that, there has been an increase in public anxiety for better cancer services which is critically needed by the people of Papua New Guinea.
“With very high incidences of cancer, many cases are not properly diagnosed and treated due to lack of appropriate diagnostic and treatment facilities, infrastructure and key staff such as Radiation Oncologists and Medical Physicists.”
“With Kumul Petroleum’s support, we are about to bring in a key resource that has not been fully available for the past three to five years including the services of a fulltime Radiation Oncologist. The last patient to complete this radiation treatment was on 21 March 2017 following the departure of the Radiation Oncologist.”
Kumul Petroleum has established a charitable arm, the Kumul Petroleum Foundation with its focus to oversee the cancer support program to its fulfilment and other ongoing health initiatives previously undertaken by Kumul Petroleum.
Hence, Kumul Petroleum is funding and managing two multi-million kina programs for the ANGAU National Cancer Services and Port Moresby General Hospital Heart Centre, under the Kumul Petroleum Foundation’s health initiatives.
On this occasion, Kumul Petroleum Managing Director Wapu Sonk acknowledges the leadership of health workers and specialists to ensure that they continue to serve the health needs of communities and said that this initiative is a part of the greater contribution by Kumul Petroleum to enhance the health and wellbeing of the people of Papua New Guinea to have access to cancer treatment services through its support to ANGAU National Cancer Services.
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