Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH)

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.

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Hospital staff set for training

This is to ensure that they are up-to-date with screening and blood donation guidelines and have the right information to deal with any scenario during a blood drive.

Director of Corporate and Youth Blood Drives, Ms Anna Megueria says the staff training conducted by International SOS (ISOS) on clinical aspects of dealing with blood donations assists staff in maintaining their skills in looking after our donors during blood collection.