Electrocardiograph monitor (ECG monitor)

Manusians take lead to buy ECG monitor

The hospital does not have an electrocardiograph monitor (ECG monitor).

This machine measures the electrical activity of the heart to show whether or not it is working normally. An ECG records the heart's rhythm and activity on a moving strip of paper or a line on a screen.

The idea to purchase the monitor came about after musician Kenny Lucas’ referral from Lorengau for checkup at Port Moresby General Hospital Sir Buri Kidu Heart Institute in February.

Discussions on the Facebook page “Manus issues” led to the initiative being driven in Port Moresby.