Pacific International Hospital

Nasfund health awareness

Through this collaboration between the National Superannuation Fund Ltd (Nasfund) and Pacific International Hospital (PIH), more than 50 staff of Nasfund based in both Port Moresby and the branch operations, who joined in via Zoom attended the session on the 14th of July 2023.

Dr Mathias Sapuri, an author and publisher of more than 60 books with 35 years of clinical experience conducted a comprehensive health talk, that ensured all staff members are equipped with vital knowledge about cancer prevention, detection, and early intervention.

NSL Partners With PIH

This follows the renewal of a Discount Partnership Agreement by the Nambawan Super CEO Paul Sayer and Pacific International Hospital signed during the recent Nambawan Super Annual Employer Conference at the Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby.

Nambawan Super CEO Paul Sayer said Members would now save 20 percent on the cost of laboratory, radiology and inpatient services when they present their Nambawan Super Member identification cards, at PIH.

PIH Clinic launch

The health facility will support people working around Baruni road up to Motukea and surrounding communities.

This will be the third medical centre in Port Moresby for PIH.

PIH Board Chairman, Sir Moi Avei, stated that it was a privilege for the surrounding villages to not have to go far to reach a health facility.

Director & Consultant ophthalmologist at PIH, Dr. Amyna Sultan, stated that it was the hospital’s vision to develop a health system in all parts of the country.

The clinic will be open to the public from 8AM – 5PM, daily.

Cardiac surgery team to return

Drs. Vishal Gupta, Rajan Modi and Naman Shastri return every quarter to operate on the patients who are given a work-up by the PIH team of cardiologists so that the patients are emotionally and physically in the best possible condition to benefit from the surgery.

This is so that they can return happily and healthily to their lives – to their family, community and work.

The aim and the objective of the cardiac surgery program is precisely that – to save hearts in PNG so that patients can confidently return to pain free, fear free, peaceful and productive lives.

PIH celebrates women

Commemorating the International Women’s Day, the hospital ended the day with a second episode of "Women of the World - PNG Chapter".

Teaming up with EMTV and Moresby Arts Theatre, the evening saw a presentation of videos, music, dances and panel discussion.

The event, held at the MAT, attracted mostly heads of organisations in government and private sector, stakeholders and NGOs, to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of PNG women.

Photo comp for inspirational women

This contest is to commemorate the International Women’s Day in March.

With the theme “A woman who inspires me”, participants are encouraged to submit 3 entries capturing a moment in life of a woman who inspires them.

It can be three entries of three different women, or three entries of one woman as the subject.

These photos should show the face of the subject and must portray perseverance, progress and courage.

The competition due date is midday March 6, 2018, so judges can determine the three winners to make the announcement on March 8.

74 eye patients treated

Despite the delay in the clearance of YWAM Medical Ship’s onboard doctors to operate, eye surgeries proceeded as scheduled.

PIH dispatched their full-time eye surgeon, Dr Vivekaraj Jairaj, to the YWAM Medical Ship, anchored at Kanzarua up the coast of Lae.

While on board for 12 days, the team operated on 74 patients.

Operations included cataract, pterygium (tery-gee-uhm) and eyelid surgeries.

4 successful open heart operations

The objective of the cardiac surgery program is to save hearts so that patients can confidently return to a peaceful, productive and pain and fear free lives.

The cardiac program started in 2015 and since then, has impacted the lives of over 30 Papua New Guineans suffering from heart defects.

On the occasion of its 3rd anniversary, patients shared their success stories and their experiences before and after the operations.

They said the alternative provided by PIH saved them and their families numerous costs and associated problems of going abroad.

‘Be a Hero’ blood donation drive a success

The Pacific International Hospital team interacted with more than 200 participants within the Vision City Mall, Port Moresby.

The team spread awareness about the various advantages of blood donation, answered queries and broke wrongly held myths about blood donation.  

“Blood donation can help burn calories and even reduce risk of cancer and liver diseases,” said PIH.

Cardiac surgeons to visit Port Moresby

The team from SAL Hospital, India, will be in Port Moresby and will be operating on patients who require complicated cardiac surgeries like coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), left ventricular repair, valve replacements, atrial septal defect (ASD) and ventricular septal defect closure, PDA closure, bental procedure, etc…