CHS reaching out to the provinces…
NURSES of the South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) health facilities in Maprik, East Sepik have left their annual General Nurses meeting more knowledgeable on finance matters.
This was due largely to Christian Health Services (CHS) PNG, who have started of the year by reaching out to the agencies and provinces by assisting where there is a need for such trainings.
Senior Accountant for CHS Theo Gulup spent a week in Maprik during the SSEC Nurses meeting from January 27 – 29 conducting awareness on Basic Accounting, Bank Reconciliations, Financial Systems & Procedures review, Payroll Setup and Quick Book & Accounting system setup.
Mr Gulup, who had done the same awareness at Kapuna in the Gulf Province in 2014 said the health workers greatly appreciated the effort and time that CHS had committed in assisting with such awareness programs.
“Most of them have limited knowledge especially when dealing with finance issues. Through this awareness program, most of them have a better understanding of how their organisations operate financially,” Mr Gulup said.
After fully explaining the process involved in receiving and sending operational grants to the CHS agencies, they had a better understanding of the delays and other factors involved when dealing with grant, Mr Gulup added.
Delay in monthly operational grants is one of the major challenges faced by the agencies and the CHS Secretariat and workable solutions are in progress as to how best these challenges can be lessened.
Mr Gulup also spent a week at the Catholic Health Services – Wewak Diocese undertaking the same awareness program for its agency staff.
Health workers at the facilities and agencies are grateful to receive such trainings and expressed the need for CHS to carry out more awareness programs at the agency level.