Doctor: Nine treated at Gerehu

The National,Thursday June 9th, 2016

GEREHU hospital manager Dr George Gende says nine student casualties resulted from the confrontation between students and police yesterday morning at the University of Papua New Guinea Waigani campus.
“The reports are sketchy but according to the initial reports, the ones that were brought here and we’ve seen (attended to) are nine,” Gende said.
He said of the casualities, four received bullet wounds while the other five received injuries from tear gas inhalation and all were in stable condition.
“They received minor injuries and are stable. Mainly soft injuries like skin and bone and muscle. And then the fumes inhaled from the tear gas fired by police. When they ran around, some may have fallen down which resulted in their injuries. Those injured from bullet wounds are also minor,” Gende said.
He said the four with bullet wounds were referred to the Port Moresby General Hospital while the rest were admitted at Gerehu hospital.
Gende dismissed speculation on social media that some of the students had died from bullet wounds.