Doctor's attack 2018

Health secretary concerned over doctor’s assault

Kase said he is alarmed that this has happened to a highly valued member of the Port Moresby General Hospital.

Without commenting on the actions that that led to the unfortunate event, Kase confirmed the situation is now a matter for the Royal Papua New Guinea Police and the Courts to deal with.

The Secretary asked people in the community to reflect on this incident and put themselves in the place of health workers nationwide who dedicate their lives every day to provide health care for Papua New Guineans.

Doctor’s attack not taken lightly: Minister

Minister Mirisim said PNG Defence Force maintains zero tolerance towards violence and will work closely with the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary for justice to prevail.

The Ear, Nose and Throat registrar was attacked at North Waigani by a PNG Defence Force soldier and his cohorts on May 19.

Dr Wahembari sustained trauma to his right eye, loss of vision and a fractured nose.