Papua New Guinea National Doctors Association

PNG NDA congratulates heart team for successful operation

The team of local doctors (surgeons, physicians and anesthetists) and nurses conducted open heart surgeries on nine patients with less assistance from the usual visiting Singapore team.

They have undergone training at the National Heart Centre Singapore over the years and have been assisted by the Singapore team but are now more self-sufficient and independent.

Those trained in Singapore through Operation Open Heart (OOH) include two cardiologists, one cardiac surgeon, two prefusionist, six nurses and one echo technician with more expected in the future.