A clinic in Pango (Epang) Village, in Vanuatu is being constructed for the community on land kindly donated by the Kaluat Family. Pango Village is on the south eastern side of Efate Island.
Once completed the clinic will provide medical care for up to 3,000 people including women, children and those living with a disability. The donation of 6 hospital beds and 2 wheelchairs from Kiwanis is appreciated and welcomed by those involved in constructing the clinic. This will ensure that the clinic has proper medical equipment to care for its patients. “I am very thankful for this donation and know they will serve our community well” said Samana Kaluat who gratefully accepted the Kiwanis donation.
Currently people have to go to the main hospital in Port Vila to receive medical treatment no matter how big or small. This places a certain degree of financial burden on those unemployed, living with a disability or old aged. A further obstacle is trying to find transport to the hospital at night or early in the morning which is very difficult for pregnant mothers. The clinic will go a long way towards alleviating these constraints for people living in the community.
A further 4 beds from Kiwanis were donated to Central School which is constructing a clinic for the school. Fund raising activities organised by the school will be used to pay for the construction of the clinic. Once completed it will enable the school to provide immediate medical care for its students and teachers. “The donation from Kiwanis is timely and much appreciated” said the Principal of Central School. This is a school initiative and in providing such a safe environment for its students, this clinic will ensure parents know that their children are given adequate care while at school. The beds donated by Kiwanis are of high standards, purpose built and will ensure the clinic is equipped with proper equipment to care for its students.
The beds were transported free of charge to the locations by Pango Green Force (PGF) which is a community owned and operated waste management company. PGF assists unemployed youths improve their livelihoods by providing much needed work and skills while helping the Pango Village community in addressing waste management issues.
Patrick Haines | Port Vila