Hospital gets new machine to monitor babies in womb


MODILON General Hospital in Madang has received a 3D ultrasound scan machine to assess foetal development, detect problems in the heart, liver, kidney and abdomen.
It was donated by a doctor in Australia.
Dr Andrew Ngu, who was the former president of International Society of Ultra Sound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology ( ISUOG ) in PNG, donated the machine to the hospital’s obstetrics and gynecology (O&G) department after finding out that the one used at present was old and had problems with its image.
Modilon’s O&G department head, Dr John Bolnga, said the scan machine would be very useful in caring for pregnant women, particularly those that had complications and also other women with complex gynaecology problems. “It will serve the women of Madang well and we thank everyone for their part in securing, coordinating and transporting it safely to us,” he said.
Bolnga said transportation of the scan machine to Modilon General Hospital would not have been possible without the assistance of local businessman Sir Peter Barter.
He said Sir Peter assisted with the freight of this scan machine from Melbourne up to Cairns at a cost of K5400 and free freight from Cairns to Madang.
“We are ever so grateful for his generosity,” Bolnga said.