The Chairman of the New Ireland Provincial Health Authority board Stanley Komunt, Provincial Administrator Lamiller Pawut, and other members of the NPHA board members inspected the Tinkoris Hospital in the Namatanai District over the weekend.
The inspection was to ascertain the completion of Tinkoris Hospital, and to take stock of facilities and infrastructure needed to fully equip the hospital so it can officially be up and functioning.
The officials were very impressed with the setup, describing it as state-of-the-art and progressive and assured Governor Sir Julius Chan (Sir J) on ensuring the hospital meets and delivers to the people. Since the appointment of Chairman Komunt last year working closely with A/CEO Dr Taulo the New Ireland Provincial Health Authority is now more responsive and working in harmony with the government.
The hospital is also fully complimented with accommodation quarters for Doctors and nursing staff. Making it easy for the future health staff to be on call when needed.
The hospital will service some 40,000 plus population of Namatanai District. From the Islands of Tanir to Konoagil, Matalai and Namatanai our people will have a state-of-the-Art Hospital to come and get treatment from.
The total cost of the Tinkoris Hospital is K18 million that has been totally funded by the New Ireland Government and includes 4 stand-alone Doctor’s houses and two Nursing Apartments. It will have approximately 40 staff, including doctors, nurses and an administrative manager.
The hospital is named in honour of Sir J’s late mother ‘Miriam Tinkoris’ who hails from the Matalai LLG.