Port Moresby General Hospital

Operation Open Heart receives vital machine

To be utilised by the Operation Open Heart Foundation team, the Demo Vivic Portable Ultrasound device will enable the cardiac team to carry out Provincial Pediatric Cardiac Screening around the country effective 1st July 2024, and later perform Closed Heart Surgeries at the Port Moresby General Hospital – a procedure that would cost K200,000 overseas. 

BSP and its community partner, Brisbane Broncos presented the support on Wednesday 5th June, 2024, to Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr Noah Tapaua and his team of specialist doctors and nurses. 

Essential equipment for PMGH labour ward

This was made possible through a partnership between Steamships and Karimbelle.

The donation was received by Sr. Mary Sitaing, who manages the POMGEN labour ward, and Dr. Hilda Tanimia, acting coordinator for the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit.

Previously, Karimbelle donated delivery beds, phototherapy equipment, infant warmers, infant resuscitators, curtains, towels, and linens.

PMGH set to conduct kidney transplant

This is the assurance given by the Chief Surgeon of National Department of Health and Chair of Kidney Transplant Project Steering Committee, Dr. Okti Poki in a recent Press Conference in Port Moresby.

PMGH has received endorsement from its international partner, ‘Transplant Link’ from the UK to perform Kidney Transplant in the country.

Dr. Poki said if all goes as planned, Port Moresby General Hospital should be performing its first kidney transplant by May this year.

Kidney Dialysis Center opens at PMGH

This is the second public kidney dialysis center in the country after Mendi General Hospital.

The PMGH dialysis center is the second one in Port Moresby after the PNG Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Dialysis Center at the Kennedy Estate. It was funded by the National Fisheries Authority (NFA) for K10 million.

The commissioning of the center this morning was attended by the Minister for Health, Dr Lino Tom, Director of Sir Buri Kidu Heart institute, Professor Sir Isi Kevau, CEO of PMGH, Dr Paki Molumi, and various other dignitaries.

PMGH Offers Support for Victims of Sexual Assault

Individuals who have experienced sexual assault are encouraged to present themselves at Ward 9 or the Family Support Centre within the hospital.

A dedicated team of doctors and social workers are available 24/7 to extend care, encompassing treatment for sexually transmitted infections.

Time sensitivity is emphasized, as presenting within the initial days post-incident ensures the highest effectiveness of interventions, addressing not only infections but also preventing HIV transmission and unwanted pregnancy.

Christmas joy at the PMGH

Thanks to their extensive network of corporate and NGO contacts, including the benevolent White angels from Total Energy, the Children Cancer Ward and Children Emergency Ward were graced with love and support.

The hospital expressed their gratitude to Friends of PomGen for their generous contributions and wished everyone a Merry Christmas. Meanwhile, Santa Claus visited the Special Nursery Care ward, bringing joy to newborns and their mothers.

This thoughtful gesture was made possible by the kind-hearted friends at iCare4U, who gifted the ward with many presents.

Improvement for PMGH health services

This will emphasize mutual learning in poly-trauma evaluation and treatment to enhance healthcare services.

At a joint press conference today at the Corporate Client Clinic, the conference, led by Dr. Asa, Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee at Port Moresby General Hospital, featured key speakers, including Katherine Monahan, Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy for Mosby, Dr. Paki Molumi, CEO of Port Moresby General Hospital, and Lt. Col. Andrew Galdi, the US Medical Team lead.

PMGH receives vital equipment

The equipment which cost around US$45,000 (PGK60,000) come under the cancer support projects that IAEA is supporting to PNG.
 
The radiation safety equipment were handed over by the IAEA National Liaison Officer, Deputy Secretary for National Health Status Standards, Dr. Dora Lentut Katal.
The equipment were received by Director of Medical Services, PMGH, Dr. Koni Sobi on behalf of the PMGH CEO, Dr. Paki Molumi at the hospital board room, witnessed by staff from the Radiology department and the National Department of Health.   
 

Respect hospital equipment: Dr. Sobi

PMGH Director for Medical Services, Dr. Koni Sobi, announced this during the donation of three new vital Observation Monitors to the Emergency Department.

“The important point is for the staff and the patients to respect property. This is all in turn will help to care for our healthcare needs. Public property in the hospital is everyone’s responsibility to protect,” he stated.

The reason for this call to action was due to the damaged equipment in the recent past by a patient.

Shady Rest Hotel donates to hospital

These include hospital bedding for patients and toiletries. Many corporate friends of POMGen have come forward with variety of gifts and one of the recent ones is the Shady Rest Hotel.

Shady Rest Hotel donated 60 cartons of Dove Soap to the Port Moresby General Hospital to support the needs of patients admitted to the hospital.

Marketing Manager, Wesley Watuna stated that a strong community is built on the foundation of good health.