Hospital to specialise in cancer, MDRT, orthopedics


CANCER patients can now seek treatment at the Sir Joseph Nombri Memorial Kundiawa General Hospital in Chimbu.
This follows the announcement this week by the Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS Michael Malabag on the hospital’s status being elevated from a level five hospital to a level six hospital.
“I am now declaring on March 20, 2017 that the Sir Joseph Nombri Memorial Kundiawa General Hospital is a level six hospital,” Malabag said on Monday in Kundiawa.
Malabag said that the level six hospital would be specialising in cancer, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis and orthopedics.
He said he was impressed that the hospital has been quietly providing quality health care not only to the people of Chimbu but the Highlands region and other parts of the country for many years.
“I commend the board and management and the staff for providing quality health care to the people.”
Hospital acting chief executive officer Dr Harry Poka said that the board of the hospital has already allocated funds to purchase an MRI and CT scan equipment.
Poka said that the staff was prepared to work in line with the Government to accomplish the vision and mission for the people of Chimbu and the country.

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