Personal Protective Equipment

Mendi hospital in need of PPE

A member of the hospital’s COVID-19 response committee says they would like to also be armed with PPE, sanitisers and temperature scanners.

While he understands the global shortage of PPE at the moment, CEO of the Southern Highlands Provincial Health Authority Dr Joseph Birisi said they are concerned about personnel who are stationed at the provincial borders, because they need it the most at the moment.

Protective Equipment to be delivered

Health Minister, Jelta Wong, in an update this morning said every province will receive PPE’s.

“I just finished a meeting with the logistics team, with Air Niugini, and our Area Medical Stores, and we are going to make sure that every province makes sure they receive their PPE gear, as well as medicines that can be held in the area medical stores to combat COVID-19,” said Wong.

The PNG Government has received PPE donations from several development partners.