Port Moresby General Hospital

Meeting addresses fragmented cancer services

The theme ‘Close the Care Gap’ will be Port Moresby General Hospital’s way of building the new Cancer Facility.

The new PMGH Cancer facility will be of great assistance to the many cancer patients in the country.

Proper Awareness Needed For Childhood Cancer

One of the major issues raised was addressing Childhood Cancer in the country.

Worldwide about 400, 000 children aged from zero to 18 years of age are diagnosed each year with cancer. According to PMGH, it is estimated that one in 6500 children will have cancer.

In PNG, it is estimated that there are three million children within that age and the hospital sees 500 children per year.

PMGH Paediatrician, Dr. Gwenda Anga said as per hospital reports, PMGH is not seeing over 200 children per year as this is due to many reasons.

Health Dept Talk Cancer

The initiative is in support of the World Cancer day theme ‘Close the Care Gap’, this is about identifying and addressing the barriers that exists for people around the world to access the care they need.

The objectives of the meeting is to achieve and provide appropriate approaches to the implementation level in cancer prevention, control and care within PNG.

Both Morobe Provincial Health Authority (PHA) and Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) will be expanding on treating cancer patients in the future.

43 Babies Born On Good Friday

The Easter blessing keeps coming, as of 12:30pm today, 13 babies were born with many mothers still lined up to deliver. According to the hospital, the birth records for today will be released tomorrow.

So far, about 670 births have been recorded for the month of April.

Jubilant Parents, Siti Eii and Melanie Siti said they are happy to have a son born on Easter, a very special Biblical event observed around the world. Their baby boy was born on April 15 at 10am weighing 2.8kg. They named their son, Ethan because he is born on Easter.

 

PMGH Kidney Dialysis Centre

Hospital CEO Dr. Paki Molumi, revealed this during the World Kidney Day observance at the PNG Kidney Foundation (PNGKF) base in the nation’s capital on Friday 04th of March.

COVID-19 restrictions have delayed the arrival of engineers from overseas to set up the Kidney Dialysis equipment at the Port Moresby General Hospital. However hospital CEO Dr. Paki Molumi said the partnership with the National Fisheries Authority will ensure the equipment is up and working as soon as possible.

Vitis Foundation Donates To PMGH

The Vitis Foundation donated a K5000 cheque together with vital medicines and consumables worth K35,000 to the PMGH.

The Foundation Chairman, Dr Sergey Mossin made the presentation to PMGH Director Medical Services, Dr. Koni Sobi.

After the hospital management and staff expressed frustration and concern over shortage of essential medical drugs and consumables on social media and mainstream media, Vitis Group of Companies is the first to respond positively.

AMS Medical Supply Shortages Affecting PMGH

According to hospital management, doctors are unable to perform their duties efficiently because they lack essential and appropriate supplies and consumables.

This fact was expressed by Professor Glen Mola on social media recently outlining his frustration of the difficulties faced by the doctors at the Port Moresby General Hospital on a daily basis.

Gov’t Delays Inquest Report

Prime Minister, James Marape on the floor of Parliament on September 7th 2021, directed an inquest into the death of late Rex and seven others who believed to have died from the drug after undergoing surgery. 

He also promised to present the full report in Parliament and make the findings known to the Wanzing family and the public.

Five month since the death of the 14-year-old on August 12th 2021, the report is yet to be made public.

Maternity Ward Gets Donation

Members of BSP iCare Program presented more than 200 gift bags to mothers. The donation was made possible with the support of Friends of POMGEN who coordinated all donations.

BSP iCare is a community-based program that engages BSP staff members to come together and support the surrounding community in whatever ways they can.

When The Siren Wakes You Up

Sadly, Christmas brings no respite for the stretcher of an ambulance, nor the bed of a hospital. POMGEN and St John were wishing for the best Christmas gift this year was for you to celebrate responsibly and stay safe.

The festive season becomes hectic for the ambulance service and public hospitals because, extra to the routine emergencies especially attending to COVID-19 cases, they have to attend to people with multiple injuries.