The National, Friday 19th April 2013
PAPUA New Guinea lacks essential equipment to carry out proper medical diagnosis, acting provincial advisor for the NCD health services (NCDHS) Dr Jerry Tanumei says.
Speaking at the launch of the medical equipment by the PNG Sustainable Development Program (PNGSDP) for the St John Hospital at Gerehu yesterday, he said PNG had certain medical specialists but lacked appropriate equipment to work with.
“The population is increasing and many people are coming to Port Moresby for better health services and the other thing is people are becoming more educated and the demand for quality services is increasing,” he said.
PNGSDP chief executive David Sode handed over the new equipment worth K246,720.
The equipment included two defibrillators, an ECG machine, two pulse oximeters, three resuscitation beds, two emergency trolleys, a biochemistry analyser and a hematology analyser.