Dr James Naipao

Doctors association witness procedure in new lab

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.

New direction needed in health sector: Doctor

“In the year APEC 2018, whilst schools were running low on resources, the government kept saying it was taking control of the situations, and yet, schools continued to face problems,” said Dr James Naipao in a statement.

“When polio that was declared free suddenly emerges with 25 confirmed cases, tuberculosis drug resistance disease hitting the country, and health facilities facing shortage of drugs and consumable, and yet, the Health Department and the Health Minister come out in the media to cushion the real situation on the ground by saying everything is okay.

Another medical doctor attacked

National Doctors Association president, Dr James Naipao, said Dr. Akule Danlop was returning home after attending to an emergency surgery at the Port Moresby General Hospital when he was allegedly attacked in the early hours of yesterday morning (14/07/18).

This was around 1-2am at Boroko.

During the incident, he sustained closed injuries to his left forearm.

“Dr. Danlop is a young general surgeon who is doing his higher post-masters studies in plastic surgery,” said Dr Naipao.

NDA pays tribute to retired doctor

Dr Tito started working in 1978 while her retirement was effective end of last month.

In a statement, NDA president, Dr James Naipao, said: “Your 40 years in service to public health and public service is indeed worth noting and respecting.

“Surely PNG and New Guinea Islands have benefited. Some PNGeans who are now neonates, toddlers, teenagers and adults whom you have touched and saved their lives as a paediatrician will continue to serve and contribute to the development of PNG and New Ireland.

Mendi doctors urged to be safety conscious

Dr James Naipao is urging his colleagues to stay indoors and keep their mobile phones charged and on, as it is important to communicate amongst themselves, besides briefing NDA.

“Keep calm and get police contacts on the ground. Not everyone in Mendi is involved in this one,” stated Dr Naipao.

“Your management must have an emergency evacuation plan in place immediately.

“This civil unrest is highly politically motivated.”

The NDA president labelled yesterday’s destruction and burning as a ‘very, very sad day for PNG’.

The forum that is openly fighting corruption

Dr James Naipao, president of the National Doctors Association, responded to this newsroom when asked about our leaders’ alleged plans to close Facebook.

Dr Naipao said mass monitoring and controlling of the media, including the social media, by the government lacks foresight and is a knee jerk decision.

“Our elected leaders should be subjected to criticisms, must be open for correction and must be reported for the wrong doings,” said the NDA president.

“No leader should be immune to that. Immunity is found in other forms of government, but not in our democracy.”

APEC meetings will be affected if doctors protest

That is why the police have been given 10 days – starting on May 22 – to arrest and bring to court the 6 men who attacked Dr Dean Wahembari on Saturday evening.

Dr Wahembari was at North Waigani to pick up his son when he was attacked by a PNG Defence Force soldier and his cohorts.

​Doctors issue ultimatum over police brutality issue

Dr Newman Berry, a Resident Medical Officer (RMO) attached to the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Services, was allegedly attacked by drunken policemen last Wednesday night, without any form of reasoning.

The National Doctors Association is now demanding that the Royal PNG Constabulary immediately identify, charge and dismiss the perpetrators. If this demand is not met within 48 hours, all NDA members in Port Moresby/NCD will stand down from duty.

“Doctors will cover for dire emergencies only during this time,” says NDA president Dr James Naipao.

Cancer management must take holistic approach

PNG National Doctors Association president Dr James Naipao says the setup of cancer treatment facilities must not be done at one location.

For PNG’s case, the only public health cancer treatment facility is located in Lae, Morobe Province, at the Angau General Hospital.

Naipao said this type of treatment facility must be established in the Southern, Highlands and New Guinea Islands regions as well and the Government and Department of Health must make that a priority.

Medical school classes resume today

The 30 academics stopped work on Wednesday, January 24, and gave the government one week to respond to their grievances over non-payment of their awards, dating back to January 1, 2014.

PNG National Doctors Association (PNG NDA) president Dr. James Naipao confirmed that the lecturers received a positive response yesterday and classes at the medical school will resume today (January 31).

Naipao said the UPNG’s Vice Chancellor picked up the cheque yesterday.