Chinese medical ship anchors in POM

Affordability and accessibility, including expert medical care, is still a concern in PNG.

This was evident in the number of people in Port Moresby who turned up for a chance to access free and expert medical care offered by the Chinese military.

This newsroom confirmed that over a thousand patients with different medical queries have been referred from the PNG Defence Force and Chinese Medical Officers stationed at Murray Barracks since Thursday.

Similar figures are expected from referral sights in Taurama and Gerehu.

Yesterday, dependents of military personnel were attended to.

Despite the scorching Port Moresby heat, many patiently waited for their turn.

This free medical service ends on Tuesday.

Charmaine Poriambep