President of the National Doctors Association, James Naipao, told this newsroom that the doctors are currently in the vicinity and within the premises of the hospital.
“If the civil unrest goes out of hand, they will be evacuated at the request of the doctors in Mendi,” said Dr Naipao.
Meantime, over 200 troops are set to be deployed to Mendi.
The PNGDF soldiers have just landed in Mt Hagen. From there, they will travel up to Mendi.