Port Moresby General Hospital

​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.

Story of woman raped and six killed unconfirmed

Port Moresby General Hospital Chief of Emergency, Sam Yockopua said there hasn’t been any body or bodies brought in regarding the rumoured post on social media.

The news of the bodies would have reached the hospital by now if they were brought in but none has in the past couple of days.

The rumoured posts on social media about the killing of six men who had raped a woman and killed her along the Hiritano Highway was posted over the weekend and received a nationwide response from the general public.

Citizens will afford new MRI scanner at PMGH

“This would be a big help to the people of PNG.”

Port Moresby General Hospital chief radiologist, Dora Lenturut-Katal said this during the launch last week.

“It would be affordable and less than K500.”

“Prior to having the scanner, patients had to seek treatment from private hospitals in the country or overseas which was a costly exercise.”

Public health system gets first MRI scanner

The K4.5 million project was funded by the National Fisheries Authority.

The GE 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner is one of the most advanced MRI scanners in its class in the world.

 A MRI scanner does not use radiation unlike a computed tomography (CT) scanner and is most suitable for the brain, spine, bones, joints and muscles.

Whereas a CT scanner is more suitable for the chest, heart, lymph nodes and blood vessels.