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Hospital Receives Bibles for Staff and Patients

Hospital Receives Bibles for Staff and Patients

The Gideons Bible Society has donated more than 700 bibles to Mt Hagen Hospital to help spread the Word of God among staff and patients. A member of the society and lecturer at the Wesleyan Bible College at Avi in Western Highlands, Pastor Ninde Ole made the presentation during a small ceremony at the hospital recently. Continue Reading

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Stop Polio

Polio outbreak confirmed in Papua New Guinea

A polio outbreak has been confirmed in Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea, the World Health Organization reported Monday. Papua New Guinea had been certified polio-free since 2000, along with the rest of WHO’s Western Pacific Region. The virus was suspected as the cause of lower limb weakness in a 6-year-old boy in Morobe Province in April; in May, the diagnosis was confirmed. The same strain of virus was detected in stool specimens of two healthy children living in the community by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which confirmed the outbreak on Friday. The total of three cases prompted the declaration of an outbreak. Continue Reading

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Brian Bell staff donate blood to Mt Hagen Hospital

Brian Bell staff donate blood to Mt Hagen Hospital

Staff of Brian Bell Home Centres in Mt Hagen have donated more than eighty (80) bags of blood to the Blood Bank at Mt Hagen Hospital. Continue Reading

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Paediatric heart patients to go for operation

Paediatric heart patients to go for operation

Five children from Western Highlands have been diagnosed with heart problems that require immediate surgery to correct them. They will be sent to Port Moresby General Hospital for local heart specialists to conduct the surgeries. Continue Reading

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World Environment Day Clean-a-thon

World Environment Day Clean-a-thon

World Environment Day on June 5 was marked in various ways throughout the country and in Mt Hagen, the day was marked with a clean-a-thon in the city. Youths from the Mt Hagen branch of the West Enga Foundation, a Non-Government Organisation based in Port Moresby commemorated the day on 12th June by leading the public to clean up the city under the theme, “clean homes – clean lives”. Continue Reading

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New delivery beds for Labour Ward

New delivery beds for Labour Ward

Expectant mothers admitted to the Labour Ward of Mt Hagen Hospital will now be using new and more comfortable beds to deliver. The Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority (WHPHA) has purchased eight new electronically-operated delivery beds for the labour ward, aimed at helping expectant mothers to make themselves comfortable while preparing to deliver. Continue Reading

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Dei District donates food to Mt Hagen Hospital

Dei District donates food to Mt Hagen Hospital

Mt Hagen Hospital was blessed with food and vegetables recently when the Dei District Administration in Western Highlands made a surprise visit and donated the food items. The items included kaukau, taros, yams, bananas, cabbages and other vegetables. The food items were part of a collection of food and vegetables that had been collected by the people of Western Highlands to donate to the people of Hela Province who had been affected by the February 26 earthquake. Continue Reading

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Emergency Physician, Dr John Junior McKup checking a patient who had just been treated at the emergency unit before admitting her to the ward for further observation and treatment.

Renovation work in A&E nearing completion

Stages one and two of the renovation work in the Accidents and Emergency (A&E) Unit of Mt Hagen Hospital has been completed and patients are now being treated there. Continue Reading

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WHPHA sends team to Tari to assist with clinical relief operations

WHPHA sends team to Tari to assist with clinical relief operations

Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority (WHPHA) was one of several other health institutions in the country that sent clinical relief teams to Tari in Hela Province recently to assist with the treatment of earthquake-stricken patients. Continue Reading

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nterplast team conducts successful surgeries in Mt Hagen

Interplast team conducts successful surgeries in Mt Hagen

A team of six volunteer doctors and nurses from Australia has put smiles on the faces of more than 40 patients from the Highlands during a recent visit to the region. The team of plastic… Continue Reading

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