NATIONAL Doctors Union representative, Dr Ilomo Hwaihwaje, says Divine Word University (DWU) is not doing enough for Modilon General Hospital’s infrastructure growth.
“The hospital should therefore not be referred to as a DWU teaching hospital and DWU students must stop using the hospital for their trainings,” he said.
The issue was raised by hospital staff in a meeting on Wednesday, organised to address the woes affecting the hospital.
They claimed that the hospital was facing many problems especially the deteriorating state of infrastructure and facilities.
Dr Hwaihwaje said: “What has DWU done for the hospital to be called a teaching hospital.
“Why should they come and harvest where they have no contribution.
“The status of teaching hospital should be removed because the infrastructure does not reflect what a teaching hospital should be.
“The university has been neglecting the hospital and rural health students should be stopped from using the hospital for their trainings.”
DWU’s Fr Jan Czuba said the university had not neglected the hospital and any claims against it were lies.
“DWU has helped in many ways.
“One of the developments undertaken by DWU is the facelift and the installation of the care programme costing K160,000.
“The engagement of Fred Hollows’ Foundation in training nurses and providing eye clinics and services to the people of Madang was through the support of DWU,” he said.