THE forgotten backwater that is Daru is to receive funding from Australian Aid for its seriously dilapidated hospital.
Daru hospital has only three wards in one unit. According to Hospital CEO Sister Orpah Tugo, the paediatrics ward, the surgery ward and the medical ward are all stationed in one unit with 10 beds allocated for each.
Furthermore, the gynaecology ward, the labour ward and the obstetrics ward share one unit again with 10 beds allocated for each.
With the risks posed by contagious diseases and health standards to maintain, the hospital with the counter funding of Australian Aid is looking at building new wings to isolate each ward.
CEO Tugo said that the hospital is in desperate need of uplift and they will also look at expanding the operating theatre.
Meanwhile staff housing is also being look at with plans to demolish old houses and hospital is in talks with the National Planning Office for the project.