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Emergency Department one of the best in PNG

Emergency Department one of the best in PNG

Mt Hagen Hospital now has one of the best Emergency Departments in the country to serve its patients. The newly-refurbished facility is fully equipped and adequately staffed with two specialist physicians, five medical officers, six health extension officers (HEOs), 26 nurses and five hygiene staff to provide the best service for its patients. Continue Reading

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Support of stakeholders needed to prevent spread of polio

Support of stakeholders needed to prevent spread of polio

The Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority (WHPHA) needs the support of all stakeholders including business houses and non-government organisations to help prevent the spread of polio in the Western Highlands, says its Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Vorst. Continue Reading

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TB and HIV programs to be enhanced

TB and HIV programs to be enhanced

Tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) programs carried out in Western Highlands Province will now be further enhanced as a single program with funding assistance of more than K80,000 from Global Fund. Continue Reading

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Kenembo Community Health Post progressing well

Kenembo Community Health Post progressing well

Construction of Kenembo Community Health Post in Dei District of Western Highlands is progressing well and should be completed within the next few months. Member for Dei and Minister for Transport, Mr Wesley Nukundi is funding this project under his District Services Improvement Program (DSIP) at a total cost of over K2.2 million. Continue Reading

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Renovation of Mt Hagen Hospital Emergency Department Completed

Renovation of Mt Hagen Hospital Emergency Department Completed

The newly-upgraded Emergency Department of Mt Hagen Hospital has the right ingredients to cater for any emergency situation, according to a visiting emergency physician from Australia. Dr Colin Banks, an Emergency Physician from Townsville Hospital in North Queensland said the Emergency Department was well designed and he was excited to see how clinical staff were handling emergency cases with professionalism. Continue Reading

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Chairman takes time off to visit staff in wards

Chairman takes time off to visit staff in wards

Some employees of Mt Hagen Hospital were caught off-guard recently when the Chairman of the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority Board, Mr David Guinn made a surprise visit on them. Continue Reading

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Polio awareness in Western Highlands Province

Polio awareness in Western Highlands Province

The outbreak of polio in the country recently had prompted health authorities in many of the provinces to be pro-active and conduct awareness on the spread of the virus and how to prevent it. Following the discovery of the virus in Morobe Province in late June, health authorities in provinces have carried out various awareness programs to educate their people on what they needed to do to avoid catching the virus. Continue Reading

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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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