Entries by PMGH Admin

Port Moresby General Hospital gets painted in colour

Saturday, 14th June has seen the Port Moresby General Hospital being painted multicolours to support the many kids attending the hospital. With paint brushes in hand and more than 50 ExxonMobil employees and their family members at the hospital adding colour to the playground equipment on the day, it really brought some-much needed love and […]

TODAY SATURDAY JUNE 14TH IS WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY

Today is world blood donor day. The focus of this year’s World Blood Donor Day campaign is “Safe blood for saving mothers”. Every day, about 800 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. Severe bleeding during delivery and after childbirth is a major cause of mortality, morbidity and long-term disability. The goal of the campaign […]

Cancer survivor hails Chinese team

Mrs Mosusu said she was saved by the hardworking Port Moresby General Hospital staff, specifically one of China’s top gynaecologists Dr Zhou Qin. Dr Qin is a specialist Associate Professor at the department of obstetrics and gynecology, the first affiliated hospital of Chongqing Medical University, in China. She is here leading 10 top specialist doctors […]

Buai blamed for cancer

The main cause of mouth cancer in Papua New Guinea is betelnut chewing, says technical officer in Oral Health Services Dr Rose Andrew. “In PNG, the major cause is defined to the localised practice that we do with betel nut chewing,” Andrew said. “Betel nut chewing is a local and acceptable practice in our society […]

Public smokers face ban

Smoking in public places and the sale of loose cigarettes will be banned if Parliament approves an updated Tobacco Act later this year. They are among measures proposed for the health benefit of the country, an official says. Health Secretary Pasco Kase said the most effective measure that could be taken against tobacco in terms of […]

PNG a nation of smokers

A landmark report launched by World Heath Organisation and the Department of Health last Friday places PNG in the top 10 countries for highest smoking prevalence in the world. The non-communicable disease risk factor STEPS report, launched at Bavaroko Primary School in the nation’s capital, commemorated the World No Tobacco Day. The report revealed that […]

POM General Hospital & Cricket PNG

The health of children and adults in PNG will today be getting a boost from Cricket PNG and its national teams, the Hebou PNG Barramundi’s & the Pacific MMI PNG Lewas. Port Moresby General Hospital CEO Mr. Grant Muddle and Cricket PNG General Manager Mr. Greg Campbell today announced an excellent new initiative to support […]

PMGH still has vacancies

Port Moresby General Hospital has been commended for its proactive approach in dealing with its issues. And that includes recruiting staff both from within the country and overseas in response to a growing demand for services at the hospital which services not only the residents of Port Moresby but also the referrals coming from provincial […]

Govt plans to address impact of free health policy

The Government has planned specific strategies to address the impact of free primary health care and subsidised specialised services policy, says Health Secretary Pascoe Kase. He said these strategies were being implemented, but were slow in some areas. “The National Department of Health has anticipated the pressures the Free Health Care Policy would bring on […]

Fees and Charges at PMGH – “They are NOT increasing or changing”

In the preceding weeks, through various sources including patients, staff and the PNG media, questions have been raised, into the potential increasing costs of fees and charges for patients attending Port Moresby General Hospital. The CEO Mr. Grant Muddle wanted to address these issues and questions to ensure the people of Port Moresby and PNG […]