Ward remodelled, upgraded


THE intermediate ward at the Port Moresby General Hospital has been remodelled and upgraded, and will have its own pharmacy.
Hospital chief executive officer Dr Umesh Gupta said the pharmacy would be set up by private pharmaceutical company Sesago Limited.
“The pharmacy will not be selling pharmaceutical drugs to patients but patients will be charged by the hospital for the pharmaceutical drugs that will be provided by the pharmacy,” Gupta said.
“Sesago Limited is one of the main suppliers for the hospital, it has been supplying the hospital with all the pharmaceutical drugs that the medical store does not have.
“They will be setting up a pharmacy in the ward and will provide all pharmaceutical drugs for the intermediate ward on a trial basis.”
Gupta denied claims that the ward was privatised, saying it had always been an intermediate ward and would remain so.
“Patients will be charged according to the 2013 schedule of charges for the beds and pharmaceutical drugs,” he said.
The chief executive officer said Sesago Limited supplied medical drugs to both private and government hospitals throughout the country.

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