​Wounded students recovering: PMGH

Three male University of Papua New Guinea students and a 16-year-old boy attending Waigani Primary School are still undergoing treatment at the Port Moresby General Hospital, says the hospital’s chief executive officer, Grant R. Muddle.

Muddle, in a statement, said these male students were wounded by gunshots following a clash between students and police on Wednesday at UPNG’s main Waigani campus.

The three students are recovering at the surgical (intensive care unit) 2C ward under close supervision of doctors and nurses; while the primary school student admitted in the ward was scheduled to undergo surgery on his right foot yesterday.

Muddle emphasised that there are no deaths of students after the alleged police shooting at the campus.

He again called on media to verify facts before publishing information.

“Many of the media in this country need to have far greater accountability of what they report,” Muddle said.


Press release