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Fijian Women Visit PNG Psych Hospital

Christmas came early for patients at Papua New Guinea’s only mental facility, Laloki Psychiatric Hospital. Women from the Fijian community living in PNG recently donated beddings and toiletries. Fiji’s High
07 Dec 2014 09:40
Fijian Women Visit PNG Psych Hospital
Women of the Fijian community in Papua New Guinea donated items to the Laloki Psychiatric Hospital.

Christmas came early for patients at Papua New Guinea’s only mental facility, Laloki Psychiatric Hospital.

Women from the Fijian community living in PNG recently donated beddings and toiletries.

Fiji’s High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Romanu Tikotikoca, said the hospital had a special place in the hearts of those Fijians living in the PNG capital, Port Moresby.

Mr Tikotikoca, who was there to present the donation, said relations between Fiji and the facility began when the Fiji Police Dance Band performed for patients there last year. Since then, other Fijian musicians visiting PNG have been encouraged to perform there as well.

He said the donation was timely during this festive season. He added that Christmas was a season to give and the Fijian mothers, though far from their homeland, were there to put a smile on the faces of the patients.

Their donation included beds, mattresses, pillows, bed sheets and toiletries.

Mr Tikotikoca said the visit to Laloki reinforced the existing relationship between the Fijian community and the hospital, and the Fijian and PNG governments.

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