Doctors association witness procedure in new lab

The National Doctors Association was on hand to witness the ninth procedure of the diagnostic angiography performed at the recently opened catheterisation laboratory at Port Moresby General Hospital.

NDA president, Dr James Naipao, said: “The first one was done by Jason Sharp, a visiting interventional cardiologist from Sydney Seventh-Day Adventist Hospital. With the assistance and supervision by Dr. Sharp and his Australian team, Dr. Wesong Boko (PNG’s own interventional cardiologist) and his PNG team did the next lot of eight diagnostics angiography successfully without any complication.

“Few more were on the waiting bay to have their turn.

“Taking one step forward is a huge gain in our progress towards providing tertiary health service in Papua New Guinea and reducing cost burdens on Papua New Guineans traveling overseas.

“It is good to hear Marape-Steven Government giving significance to tertiary health care whilst maintaining primary and secondary health services in Papua New Guinea.

“Health should be everyone’s business. Health should be every institutions’ business. Health should be every governments’ business.”

Press release