Mt Hagen Hospital in the Western Highlands and Wabag and Sopas Hospitals in Enga Province are the proud recipients of 16 new patient monitors.
The monitors have been donated to these hospitals by the Port Moresby Rotary Club and Medical Repurposing Network, a Non-Government Organisation based in Australia.
Mt Hagen Hospital has been given eight of these monitors while Wabag and Sopas Hospitals have received four each.
Twelve boxes containing the 16 monitors were delivered to Mt Hagen Hospital early this week by world-wide courier company, TNT Air Cargo who assisted the hospitals by meeting the freight cost from Port Moresby to Mt Hagen.
Medical Repurposing Network who supplied the monitors collected and checked them thoroughly before sending them to the Rotary Club of Port Moresby to deliver to their choice of recipients.
The Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority is very happy for the kind donation as these monitors would greatly help clinicians to monitor their patients and give them appropriate treatment.
Chief Executive Officer, David Vorst said the equipment had arrived at a time when various departments within Mt Hagen Hospital needed this to monitor their patients and thanked Port Moresby Rotary Club and Medical Repurposing Network of Australia for the donation.
The monitors have been distributed to the Intensive Care Unit (2), Emergency Department (2), Theatre (2), Medical Unit (1) and Surgical Department (1).