Lorengau General Hospital

Child in critical condition following strong winds

Five others also suffered injuries as a result of houses collapsing from the impact of the wind.

Close to 40 permanent houses were damaged; some had their roofs blown off by winds described by locals as cyclone.

12 extended kitchen houses were blown down including four outhouses (toilets).

A care centre has been set up at the Community Hall for those families affected.

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. 

Manus refugee allegedly drowned at waterfall

33-year-old Kamil Hussain, of Pakistan nationality, was allegedly found drowned at a waterfall at Rossun village, on Tuesday.

It has been reported that on Tuesday, at about 4.30pm, the deceased with his friends went to the waterfall for a swim. His body was found two hours later.

Acting Provincial Police Commander for Manus, Inspector David Yapu, said the refugee was rushed to Lorengau General Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Kamil’s body is now at the Hospital morgue, pending an autopsy to determine the cause of his death.