The West New Britain Provincial Health Authority is the happy recipient of a much-needed Automated External Defeed (AED), thanks to FIFA, the world soccer body.
Handing over the kit, Kimbe and New Guinea Islands Soccer Association president Maha Waname said they realised the kit is an important medical equipment for the hospital.
He said they were happy to present the AED kit to the authority which to use at the hospital and also at sporting events.
Receiving the kit, a senior registrar at the Kimbe Provincial Hospital Dr Annette Ketalu said the provincial health authority is grateful for the significant gift and gave assurance they will look after the equipment.
“We need all this especially for emergency, these are important things that we need in the hospital. We are thankful that FIFA can provide this very vital equipment, especially in regard to resuscitation,” Dr Ketalu said.
The FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup leadership program gave four AED kits to its member associations in Kimbe. These associations are Kimbe and New Britain Palm Oil Limited that received one each, while Gigo Soccer Academy was given the other kit and the remaining kit was presented to the provincial health authority.