UP2KP Funding Missionary Flights

Pioneering aircraft services  in West Papua - nabire.net
Pioneering aircraft services in West Papua – nabire.net

Jayapura, Jubi – The Unit for the Acceleration of Health Development in Papua is seeking the realization of cooperation with four missionary airlines to reach the interior regions in Papua.

“We’ve given Rp. 1 billion to the Associated Mission Aviation (AMA), Rp. 1 billion to Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), Rp. 750 million to YAJAZI and Rp.750 million to helicopter mission. This service to reach the interior regions start this year and we ask UP2KP to watch this, ” head of the the Papua Health Department drg. Aloysius Giyai in Jayapura on Tuesday (16/06/2015).

He said the supervision of the four airlines will be conducted by UP2KP and the Ombudsman in Papua.

Previously, the department of Health signed a cooperation with Associated Mission Aviation, Mission Aviation Fellowship, YAJAZI, and a helicopter mission in one of the leading hotels in Jayapura on Tuesday (26/5).

Governor of Papua Lukas Enembe budgeted about 3.5 billion to finance the cost, in order to transport patients who had died in the interior of Papua to the city or from the city to the countryside.

Aloysius said that the Government of Papua seeks to establish cooperation with airlines missionaries so that no more patients, particularly indigenous Papuans in rural areas, have difficulties when they want to be referred to the city. (*/ Tina)