The Management and Staff of Port Moresby General Hospital held a small gathering today, a day early to celebrate Papua New Guinea’s 45th Independence Anniversary which falls tomorrow on 16th September.
Cardiologist and director of the Sir Buri Kidu Heart Foundation, Professor Sir Isi Kevau who gave the keynote address, shared the history of Port Moresby General Hospital’s pre and post-Independence with those in attendance.
CEO Dr. Paki Molumi acknowledged those who had served PMGH during the colonial era and after Independence and also thanked staff for their contribution not only to the hospital but to Papua New Guinea.
“For many of us, we joined this institution 30 years, 20 years, 10 years or 5 years ago, few just recently. I thank you all for your service to the people of PNG for that span of time you have served and you’ll continue to do so,” said Dr. Molumi.
Despite the many challenges that the hospital faces daily, Dr. Molumi challenged his staff to do better and improve the delivery of healthcare services.
He said working together as a team, the hospital can deliver “easily accessible quality healthcare” for the people in the next five years and this can be a Golden Jubilee gift when the country turns 50-years old.