Papua New Guinea's government says it plans a redevelopment of the main hospital in each of the country's provinces.
According to the treasurer and deputy prime minister Charles Abel, the redevelopment of 22 hospitals will cost US$620 million.
He said the funding was already in place, indicating reconstruction and upgrades in the various hospitals could commence soon.
The redevelopment plans were welcomed by the PNG Doctor's Association as a sign of commitment to improved public health outcomes.
The Association's secretary Sam Yockapua said better-equipped hospitals helped health professionals provide the sort of healthcare that patients deserve.