PNG National Doctors Association (PNG NDA)

​Police assure doctors

Dr Berry, a Resident Medical Officer (RMO) attached to the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Services, was attacked by drunken policemen without any form of reasoning. This was around 9.30-10pm on Wednesday, May 31.

As of 3pm last Wednesday (June 7), the National Doctors Association gave the RPNGC 48 hours to deal with the perpetrators. If no favourable response was received by Friday, June 9, at 3pm, then about 145 doctors based in POM and NCD will stand down from duty.

However, NDA secretary, Dr Sam Yockopua, said doctors will return to work.

Medical school not given prominence: Staff

The 30 academics stopped work yesterday and have given the Government one week to respond to their grievances.

The protest is due to the delay in backdated awards; the awards payment of over K5.6 million dates back to January 1, 2014.

Lecturer Dr Pauline Wake, on behalf of the academic staff, said they feel that the medical school is not a priority for the Government.

Wake explained that they have taken this action to get the Government’s attention as well as to show that they play a significant role in the development of this country.

NDA applauds Muddle for great effort

Muddle departed the country over the weekend after his contract ended in June this year.

PNG NDA president Dr James Naipao said the hospital has seen a tremendous change under Muddle’s leadership since he joined almost three-and-a-half years ago.

Naipao highlighted that Muddle has performed extremely above expectation as a CEO, and as a result, PMGH has seen a lot of changes never seen in the last 20 years.

“It is a pity PMGH and PNG will lose a performing CEO.