Photography to inspire change

The winners Adams Nomi,  Kevin Dayonga and Toutu Shonte Lohia were the top three among several entries for the contest that

“I think my photograph of “Mama Anita Corn Mama” is a strong influence to all the mothers out there as well as an inspiration to myself as I walk by her every morning on my way to work. I’m inspired by her whole story,” said Adams Nomi, during his thankyou speech.

Ottio succumbed to heat stroke

This has been confirmed by the Pacific International Hospital.

Heat stroke is a serious form of heat injury, caused by the body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. Heat stroke occurs if the body temperature rises to 104 F (40 C) or higher.

According to doctor attending to him in the ICU ( Intensive Care unit ) Dr Jaiyesh Kumar, the late PNG Kumuls player was already showing symptoms of heat stroke when he was rushed into emergency yesterday afternoon.

PIH commence next phase of OOH

Interventional Cardiologist, Dr Vineet Shankla in a meet with the media at the 53rd Medical symposium said that in his last two years going back and forth from PNG, he has done close to 150 angiographies and 50 angioplasties.

The PIH medical team telecasted a live broadcast feed of a real time surgery taking place at the hospital on the symposium screen, witnessed by all the participants in the symposium.

No progress in quality of surgery: Sapuri

In an interview with Pacific International Hospital Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Mathias Sapuri, said PNG is not developing the surgery field fast enough, compared to what’s happening to the rest of the world.

 “Our quality of surgery has not progressed too significantly over the years and without funding we cannot bring the standard of health care to another level,” says Dr. Sapuri.

He adds that while we can write lots of policies  to do things better, without the money we cannot implement anything.

PIH camps gaining momentum

The hospital has just completed its third camp in West New Britain – at the Kimbe General Hospital.

These camps bring specialist services to provinces, allowing free checks and consultations with specialist doctors and pave way for further medical attention for those who need it.

The whole scope of the program covers education, discussion, evaluation, investigation and management.

Nurses reminded to stick to basics

Nursing is about caring and the model of care used is a holistic approach, says Sr Jayasree Kumar, the Director of Nurses (DoN) with Pacific International Hospital.

The approach, she says, includes primary nursing care which indicates attention from the start.

“A patient’s basic fundamental needs are food, water, air, shelter. These are essentials for existence. Nurses actually help patients meet those needs,” she said.

She describes it as a scared concept.

International Nurses Day (May 12) celebrates the work of nurses throughout the world.

St. John and PIH to provide services during FIFA World Cup

The various trips and meetings by the FIFA medical team to the country culminated to the signing of a service agreement with the two medical organisations yesterday.

Local Organising Committee (LOC), Chief Executive Officer, Seamus Marten said in order to meet FIFA  requirements and standards, the LOC will be purchasing medical equipment to provide to St John to use.

"St Johns has been a long-time supporter of football in Papua New Guinea so we feel this  acknowledgement is appropriate from the football family. 

Globe-a-thon cancer campaign set for this weekend

The PNG Cancer Foundation made an official invite alongside campaign partner, the Pacific International Hospital, in Port Moresby on Tuesday.

The campaign is the world’s first international movement committed to raising awareness and expanding research on gynaecologic cancers.

On September 25th, thousands across the globe will be hosting events to help raise awareness of the often silent and deadly gynaecologic cancers.

Digicel CEO donates blood

Generally O Blood group is considered the Universal Donor (can be given to all blood groups).

O Negative is even rarer. The particular blood type is very useful in emergency situations where blood transfusion is needed immediately and cannot wait for cross-match results to be released.

And in fact his blood was immediately used for patients in the hospital.

The lab team has confirmed that in all these years, he is only the 3rd volunteer with this blood group stepping forward to donate blood.

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Supreme Court bench dismisses UBS loan case

A three-man Supreme Court bench today dismissed the Supreme court reference filed by Opposition Leader Don Polye challenging the legality of the Government’s decision to acquire the K3 billion from the Union Bank of Switzerland.



Late Governor Agiru died of suspected heart attack