Injured passengers recovering at Popondetta hospital

The remaining 12 passengers from the road accident on Monday in Northern Province have passed their critical stage and are recovering at the Popondetta General Hospital.

 Hospital CEO Dr Gunzee Gawin told Loop PNG this morning that the victims have now been allowed to eat and drink.

Of the total 29 passengers, 13 were confirmed dead while the other 16 were hospitalised. Four of them were discharged yesterday while the remaining 12 were still inpatients at the hospital but are recovering.

Dr Gawin thanked the hospital surgeon, Dr Petrus Opum who has done very well to manage the victims this far.

 He said surgery is now being planned in the next several days to mend broken bones in particular.

The death toll remains at 13. Meanwhile, a meeting organised by Oro leaders (Minister Delilah Gore and David Arore) between the petitioners and the Higaturu oil palm company is scheduled to take place in the Hospital Training room today.

The leaders are awaiting the Company to respond to the choice of venue.

The road accident which happened on Monday involved a PMV truck and an oil palm fruit truck.

The accident was the worst in the history of road accidents in Oro.



Freddy Mou