Wednesday 8 September 2021
ONE of Papua New Guinea’s commercial banks has come to the aid of the National Control Centre for COVID-19 by donating laptops.
In response to a request from NCC, the Kina Bank agreed to donate 10 laptops, two of which were presented to NCC this morning by the bank’s Chief Financial Officer Chetan Chopra and Executive General Banking Lesilie Taviri.
The two senior officers said the remaining eight laptops will be given next week.
Deputy Controller of the National Pandemic Response Dr Esorom Daoni thanked the bank for the donation and said NCC needs such donations to be able to do its work.
“We work very hard. We work long hours, 24/7, at weekends as well so we need all the help we can get,’’ said Dr Daoni.
Dr Daoni also reminded the two bank senior officers that the bank staff were essential workers and hoped that they were vaccinated to protect themselves against COVID-19.
In response, Mr Chopra thanked Dr Daoni and staff for the work they are doing.
“You work is very important. It gives us confidence that we are safe,’’ said Mr Chopra.
There are seven clusters within NCC health operations and the 10 donated laptops will go a long way in supporting and maintaining data.