Port Moresby General Hospital

POM sorcery attack victim being treated: Dr

Head of the Emergency Department, Dr. Sam Yockopua, confirmed that she was brought in and has been attended to.

Dr Yockopua said the elderly woman sustained scratches and minor cuts to her body after being dragged on the ground. She also suffered a knife wound to the head.

He said she received minor burns which are not life threatening.

The ER Head said the woman will remain at the hospital and receive treatment and psychological support.

She is expected to remain at the hospital until she is in a stable condition.

PMGH’s first Christmas baby!

This new baby from Western Highlands Province makes Rachel Jeff a mother-of-four this Christmas.

Other than her 6-year-old boy, Rachel’s other two children, boy 13 and girl 9, were also born at the PMGH labour ward.

She had a normal birth without complications, after going into labour at 6pm on Christmas Eve. 

Jeff said the family is yet to name the baby.

More than an hour later, Sebastian Samastin of Southern Highlands was born, weighing 3.9kg, making him the second Christmas baby.

By 5am, the Labour ward recorded seven Christmas babies for 2017.

PM opens new K300,000 TB clinic

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, when officially opening the K300,000 new TB clinic at the Port Moresby General Hospital today, said although there are many challenges faced in the sector, the Government continues to overcome the issues amicably.

With this new TB facility, the Port Moresby General Hospital can now be able to treat TB patients straight away after the TB lab test and x-ray results are done on the same day.

The facility consists of a TB clinic and pathology lab.

​Clinic gets new private counselling room

The Clinic serves over 50 clients daily; who come from within the National capital District, Central and Gulf Provinces. Since January, the clinic has registered over 6000 clients, mostly women.

“From the consultations we have, family planning is not openly discussed by families. The clinic staff offer family planning advice and counselling services,” said Sister in Charge, Mary Maniwavie.

“We did all our consultation at a table, but we saw that there was a need to have a private consultation room to do counselling and allow our clients to freely discuss their issues.

​Doctor’s assault: Police officers need to own up

Dr Berry was assaulted, without good reason, on May 31, where he suffered major injuries to his head and face. His car was also ransacked while being impounded at the Waigani Police Station.

While some progress into the case has been made, Police Internal Affairs Directorate director, Chief Superintendent Robert Ali, told Loop PNG that evidence is needed to point out the officers involved.

Villager mortally wounded in retaliation

The attack, carried out by men from Southern Highlands Province, was in revenge for the killing of their wantok during the weekend.

NCD metropolitan superintendent, Ben Turi, told Loop PNG that the deceased was a Don Bosco student who hailed from Ialibu.

According to villagers, on Friday, the deceased, along with his friends from a nearby settlement, intruded on an incident involving local boys.

This eventually led to a fight between the settlers and Motu-Koitabuans, resulting in the student’s death.

​Bongre returns home

He was diagnosed with Stage 4b retinoblastoma.

He flew back at 3pm yesterday afternoon, with parents Sinta and Anton Peter, where he was met by Simbu Children’s foundation president, Jimmy Drekore.

SCF will be offering palliative care to Bongre.

This is the first SCF and also the first palliative care implemented in the country.

“Palliative care is more like welfare care,” said Michael Williams, SCF volunteer.

​PMGH receives K110,000

The Association this morning presented a cheque to CEO Dr. Umesh Gupta, while a further K30,000 has been donated to the Sir Buri Kidu Heart Institution.

Gupta thanked the MAPNG for the support offered specifically to PMGH as this will assist in the improvements and changes in running and maintaining the hospital.

He said the money donated will be utilised on the hospital’s main current priority, which is to relocate the TB clinic from inside the hospital to the outside.

Family Support Centre opens new building

This was an initiative of the Australian Government working in partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea.

The Family Support Service Centre will enable more women and children to access the basic health service they need.

Officiating the opening of the new building was Port Moresby General Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Dr Umesh Gupta and Australian Counsellor for Gender and Sport, Susan Fergusson.

Overwhelming response over PNG flag designer’s condition

Susan Karike Huhume is on life support at the Ward 7/Intensive Care Unit at the Port Moresby General Hospital. (http://ow.ly/xR6j30aI95S)

Concerns were raised by the family on the lack of recognition for their mother, which prompted emotional responses from readers.

One reader even suggested for PNG citizens to take ownership and assist Susan’s family in their time of need.