13 May 2002

PNG ambulance service in Port Moresby back in action

4:37 pm on 13 May 2002

The Papua New Guinea government has released funds to allow the public ambulance service in Port Moresby to resume operations.

A payment of 20-thousand US dollars was released after the media reported that the St John's Ambulance Service had no longer the money to buy fuel.

The superintendent of the St John's Ambulance Service, Graham Keake, apologised to those who might die as a result of the lack of funds.

Mr Keake says the delay was because the various departments passed on responsibility for the payment.

"we have a contract it's not as were sort of begging for a donation we have an actual agreement with the government which says that we are to be paid every quarter"

Graham Keake