/* Style Definitions */
mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;
font-family:”Times New Roman”,serif;}
NOTHING has been budgeted for this year to build a new morgue or improve the deteriorating conditions of the existing one at the National Referral Hospital (NRH).
This was revealed by Acting Permanent Secretary (PS) for Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Dr. Gregory Jilini last week during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing, to scrutinize the supplementary budget for government ministries.
Speaking at the PAC meeting, Dr. Jilini said the budget for the morgue should come under the budget of Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID), since they took it out from the budget of MHMS.
Dr. Jilini said they were hoping for MID, but it also misses out when their final budget came out.
However, Acting PS said this is a matter that Cabinet will need to help the ministry, since the request has been put there, but it was ignored.
He was making clarification on the issue in respond to question asked by Member of Parliament (MP) for West Makira Hon Derrick Manu’ari on the poor conditions of the mortuary.
By AATAI JOHN