National Doctors Association Secretary, Dr Sam Yockopua, stated that NDA in the last 2 weeks has been trying to come to terms with a brutally assaulted doctor.
He said a very senior doctor who has contributed immensely to PNG Defence Force, the PNG Sports Federation, PNG Olympic Committee Medical key person, PNG Hunters main doctor, a strong doctor in the private sector, and a very senior well respected member of the medical fraternity, Dr. Gideon Kendino, was attacked and shot by criminal elements.
“This is uncalled for and criminals and the general public alike need to know that the numbers of doctors we have in the country are very small. NDA unreservedly condemns this animalistic behaviour of the lowest manner.”
Dr. Kendino almost lost his life when criminals fired shots at him. He sustained a gunshot injury to his leg.
“This will hospitalise him for up to six weeks,” said Dr Yockopua.
NDA strongly calls for action by police and law enforcement officers to identify the criminals as soon as possible.
Loop PNG’s attempts to get an official report from police today were unsuccessful.