BSP assists PNG Mental Health Directorate with Video Conferencing equipment
BSP Financial Group Limited (BSP) has come to the timely assistance of the Directorate of Social Change and Mental Health Services with delivery of Zoom Video Conferencing Equipment. The equipment presented by the Bank through its yearly Community Project Initiatives will enable the directorate to reach more people across the country, conduct training and improve the access and quality of mental health Service delivery.
BSP CEO Robin Fleming on Friday 18th June, 2021, presented two fully-kitted state of the art conference equipment and interactive LED ‘65 inch multi-functional screens to Chairman of the Directorate of Social Change and Mental Health Services, Cardinal Sir John Ribat and Acting Director of the Directorate of Social Change and Mental Health Services Dr Uma Ambi.
“This is one Community Project that we know, in keeping up with technology - will help the directorate to effectively discharge its duty,” Mr Fleming said during the handover that was witnessed by BSP Human Resource team through a Zoom session.
Dr Uma Ambi said the directorate in the past carried out its programs using a high frequency radio to conduct training to general health workers on mental health and look after patients in rural areas who cannot access the services offered at provincial town clinics.
“Today you have made a huge difference in mental health services. This equipment is of greatest asset to us. They can see our faces; we do not have to pay to travel around the country. Imagine the cost effective benefit this brings. In order to be productive, we have to be mentally healthy. BSP’s investment in mental health services in the country is immeasurable and I am sure over a period we will be able to give you feedback of a return on your investment,” said Dr Ambi.
BSP 2021 GDP team join BSP Group CEO Robin Fleming, Head of HR Training & Development Ray Baloiloi, BSP Group General Manager Human Resources Hari Rabura, handover
Cardinal Sir John Ribat in thanking BSP Human Resources Team for the assistance said while the directorate was formed in 2010, it has had its challenges in service delivery but through the Zoom Video Conferencing equipment, they “can now reach out to the provinces easily through Zoom sessions. This is a great contribution to our work in supporting this service (mental health directorate).
“I’m grateful that this support has come to enable us to reach out to people in another way as your journey with us in addressing mental health in the country,” Cardinal Sir John added.
BSP Human Resources team delivered the equipment, which is valued at more than K38, 000 as part of its Community Project initiative in 2021.