Department of Personnel Management staff were given an opportunity, to listen to renowned heart specialist Professor Isi Kevau during a presentation on health issues affecting Papua New Guineans.
Professor Kevau was invited to give a health talk to the staff and made a presentation on communicable and non-communicable diseases that are on the rise in the country.
Department of Personnel Management Secretary Ms Taies Sansan said, it was necessary for a specialist doctor to give a session on conditions leading to health issues such as heart disease and other related communicable diseases so public servants can be made aware of the health risks.
“There’s a lot of public servants who are medically sick and need to undergo medical checks to know their status.”
“I think the National Department of Health and provincial Health Authorities should take the lead in doing awareness programs to public servants, so lifestyle diseases can be prevented”.
The Department of Personnel Management and the Department of Health have been in discussions for the establishment of a Clinic for Public Servants.
Department of Personnel Management is now in the process of finalizing a Medical & Life Insurance for Public Servants.
A submission is now before the National Executive Council for its endorsement. Awareness on the policy will be made as soon as it is endorsed by NEC.