Covid-19 Awareness

Working Together To Spread The Word

They have joined hands with the Nimamar Local Level Government, New Ireland Provincial Health Authority (NIPHA), National Control Centre (NCC) and the Department of Health (NDOH).

A combined medical team from the NCC for COVID-19 from Port Moresby and NIPHA were in Lihir recently to conduct advocacy and awareness about the COVID vaccines.

GG’s Staff Informed about COVID-19 Delta Variant

Dr Mathias Sapuri, a United Nations in-country Physician and Senior Consultant of Obstetrics & Gynecology addressed staff of Government House yesterday about the new Delta variant and the importance of getting vaccinated.

Dr Sapuri also dispelled a lot of rumours on social media regarding vaccination which has prevented a lot of people from getting vaccinated including staff of Government House.

Police/DF Collaborate In Hela COVID Awareness

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Chief Inspector Teddy Agwi said his officers and the DF personnel started awareness in the Tari Township. They have also gone as far as Komo, Magarima, Kopiago, and Koroba, informing the general public to wear facemasks and maintain social distancing whilst in public places.

Lend A Hand In Times Of Need

On September 25th, it came to a critical situation where the Kiunga General Hospital had to close its operation due to some hospital staff catching COVID-19. This had caused the public to start seeking medical attention at the PNGDF Forward Operating Base Regimental Aid Post.

When seeing the increase of patients from nearby communities, the PNGDF team Bravo Company members was prompted to go out to help the Western Province Health Authority to conduct awareness to people in Kiunga and villages situated along the road to Tabubil.

IEC materials vital in awareness

The distribution is supported by the Department of Education in partnership with Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the Australian Government, through the PNGAus Partnership.

Wardstrip Elementary School, Teacher in charge, Kiragi Steven said the school is one of the largest primary schools in PNG and that the IEC materials provided were clear and helpful and highlights the importance of prevention and control of COVID-19.