Angau Memorial General Hospital

ANGAU doctors stop work

Their demands, which were presented on Thursday March 25th, were not met.

They have undertaken the action to demonstrate their dissatisfaction at the management of the Morobe Provincial Health Authority.

The doctors say the health authority has persistently failed to respond or act on their numerous petitions.

The management is yet to address the acute medical officer shortage issue as well as honour annual gratuity payments for contract officers for 2020.

New vehicles for ANGAU

Seven Toyota Land Cruisers, a Mitsubishi Rosa bus and a Nissan Urvan bus are part of the new fleet for the hospital.

ANGAU Hospital Transport officer, Steven Kaiwa, said the new fleet was part of replacing the existing fleet of the hospital which was already past its use date.

Kaiwa said the new fleet would ensure the efficient flow of services in terms of transport in the hospital.

Cancer treatment lacking in PNG: Foundation

Apart from diagnostic facilities and cancer centres, the National Cancer Unit located in Angau Memorial General Hospital in Lae is not fully functional at the moment.

Cancer Foundation is now calling for immediate government intervention.

According to the PNG Cancer Foundation, 700 Paua New Guinean women die every year from breast and cervical cancer; that’s 2 deaths per day.

The 2013 to 2017 statistics from cancer admissions at Port Moresby General Hospital found cancer of the cervix makes up 60 percent of the admissions followed closely by breast cancer.

Hospital records over 30 vehicle accident casualties

21 patients were from the Nasuapum, Markham accident on Saturday.

The hospital confirmed 7 deaths from that tragic vehicle accident.

Four victims – three female and the driver of the bus – are currently admitted at the hospital.

The driver is in critical condition.

Apart from this, the hospital also received 4 casualties from a vehicle accident in Ramu, 4 casualties from an accident in Mumeng and 7 casualties from a road accident in Bulolo.

No confirmed deaths have been reported from these three accidents.

Health secretary: Condolences to Dr Niblett’s family

In a statement, Secretary Pascoe Kase, responding to the news that the radiation oncologist had passed away on July 4 at the ANGAU Memorial General Hospital in Lae.

The Secretary went on to say: “Dr Niblett was the foundation of the establishment of radiation oncology services in Papua New Guinea, and committed a large part of the last 40 years in providing his services treating cancer patients from the Cancer Centre in Lae.

“Papua New Guinea was indeed fortunate to have benefitted from his valuable contribution to the community and the health system.”

20 arrested over Angau disturbance

Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jr confirmed that the incident happened on Saturday between 9pm and 10pm.

“From police reports, there was a fight which broke out outside Huon Gulf Hotel between security guards and a group of men. The fight spilled out onto the main road where Police were able to disperse the crowd,” Wagambie Jr said.