Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH)

PMGH Maternity Wing get support

Sesago Healthcare presented the packs to PMGH yesterday. Sesago has been providing health support to PMGH. The gift packs it gave were donated by its partner Kimberly Clark, Australia.

The 210 maternity kits are part of a campaign in which Sesago Healthcare is assisting mothers and new born babies at the PMGH, especially with the alarming increase in number of babies being delivered, during the pandemic.

China reaffirms support

In a small ceremony at the Port Moresby General Hospital yesterday, the Chinese Ambassador to PNG, Zeng Fanhua, handed over K300,000 worth of medical supplies to Minister for Health, Jelta Wong.

The donation of equipment and consumables was handed over recently after the 11th China Medical Team was received to work at the Port Moresby General Hospital.

Ambassador Zeng expressed great pleasure in meeting the Minister for Health during the event.

Nurses apologise to health secretary

A letter dated 03rd May was addressed to the Health Secretary, Dr. Osborne Liko, from the General Secretary of the PNG Nurses Association, Gibson Siune.

The letter stated: “I hereby admit that the subject matter in the PMGH Nurses Petition is wrong, should be corrected and addressed as Overtime Allowance for the COVID-19 lockdown period…sincerely apologise for any inconveniences caused”.

Kumul Petroleum donates PPE's to POMGEN

Kumul Petroleum Managing Director Wapu Sonk said at the presentation on May 11, “As a company, we want to contribute to keeping our population healthy and well, ‘health is your wealth’, that’s what they say. So creating wealth doesn’t necessarily relate to monetary terms, it is about improving the Human Development Index. This is the work that we are doing in education and electricity distribution as well as health, where we believe that when people are healthy, they can contribute to the economy, and in the broader growth of the country.”

PMGH to procure drugs

Minister for Health, Sir Puka Temu, said the Government has already set aside funding to carry out this project.

Speaking to the media after the official opening of the new TB clinic at PMGH yesterday, Sir Puka said the total funding is estimated at K15m to implement the project.

“We will be trialing this project and if it’s successful, we will be rolling it across the country,” stated Sir Puka.

“PM has already committed in supporting this project and has pledged to fund it in the coming years as well.”

​Cancer patient lives on Panadol only

Helen Pasa is from the Bamu area of Western and husband Nicholas Kimbi of Chimbu Province. They strive to make ends meet in the city by selling betelnut.

Nicholas is well known by the rugby union fraternity as ‘Hulk’. He does odd jobs around the Bava Park to bring something home for his family and has been doing so for the past 20 years.

His wife was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2013 after the birth of their youngest child.

Wantoks rally behind PNG's flag designer

Relatives of the PNG flag designer, Susan Karike Huhume, are showing moral support for their wantok. They are taking up the cry for better entitlements for the brains behind the country's flag.

Spokesperson Saba Savara said they started gathering early this morning after reading a story from Loop PNG yesterday.

"We are planning on staying here until we get a government representative to come and give an insight into what plans are there for her," Savara told Loop PNG.

PNG’s flag designer in critical condition

Susan Hareho Karike (now Mrs Huhume) is on life support at the Ward 7/Intensive Care Unit.

Her eldest son, Philip Huhume, is concerned that his mother has been overlooked for almost 30 years.

“Will the government recognise her while she’s still alive?”

He told Loop PNG that people know the flag but have no idea of the woman behind it.

“Bikpla samting mi laikim em i mas gat luksave lo mama.” (Most important thing I want is recognition for mother.)

Philip has also asked for the country to support his mother in prayer.

Your decision to donate blood can save a life

Every week, the Port Moresby General Hospital needs approximately 400 bags of clean blood to assist those in need.

To collect that many donations the blood bank team will screen approximately 800 volunteers each week as not everyone who volunteers will be able to donate due to health reasons.

Blood can only be stored for a limited amount of time before use which is why there is a constant need for regular blood supply.

Regular blood donations by a sufficient number of healthy people are needed to ensure that safe blood will always be available.

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.