Category Archives: General News

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

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

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

Polio outbreak confirmed in Papua New Guinea

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

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

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