PMGH to procure drugs

The country’s premier hospital, Port Moresby General Hospital, will be carrying out a pilot project in 2018 and that is to procure its own medical supplies.

Minister for Health, Sir Puka Temu, said the Government has already set aside funding to carry out this project.

Speaking to the media after the official opening of the new TB clinic at PMGH yesterday, Sir Puka said the total funding is estimated at K15m to implement the project.

“We will be trialing this project and if it’s successful, we will be rolling it across the country,” stated Sir Puka.

“PM has already committed in supporting this project and has pledged to fund it in the coming years as well.”

He said so far, many improvements have taken place at the Port Moresby General Hospital.

Sir Puka added that with the partnership of other stakeholders, improvements will be experienced all across the country.

He further said the Government will be introducing the private sector management style of leadership into the hospital and other public institutions.

Freddy Mou