​Perpetrators in doctor’s assault identified

​The policemen involved in the beating of Port Moresby General Hospital doctor, Newman Berry, have been identified.

NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Ben Turi, said: “The men have been identified to be from Waigani Police Station and they will be dealt with under the rule of law.”

He adds that his sergeant is currently working on the case and they are yet to release details of the number of men involved.

This response comes after the National Doctors Association held a press conference yesterday, giving the Royal PNG Constabulary 48 hours to find the perpetrators.

NDA President, Dr. James Naipao, said if no favourable response is received by Friday, 9th June, at 3pm, about 145 doctors based in Port Moresby and NCD will stand down from duty. Doctors will only cover dire emergencies during this time.

“Rogue officers are tarnishing the reputation of the RPNGC and they need to be removed from the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary,” he stated.

(Dr Newman Berry at the emergency ward after his attack last week)


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