Mt Hagen General Hospital

Family violence an endemic: Health worker

Mt Hagen General Hospital Section Supervisor for Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sister Edith Namba made this statement during the opening of a new Family Support Centre (FSC) at the hospital on Thursday. 

Sr Namba said the facility would provide a confidential and secure setting where survivors of family and sexual violence could access the professional support they need.

“Mothers and women are dying slowly from this epidemic.

Hospital staff resume work

The staff started the protest three weeks ago over allegations that there were shortages in the availability of several basic clinical services at the Mt Hagen General Hospital.

The strike ended last weekend after an investigation team flew to Mt Hagen from Port Moresby to look into the claims.

A 120-page petition was brought to Port Moresby by several senior staff of the hospital and presented to the Health Minister Michael Malabag earlier this month (March 9).