Hospitals receive patient monitors from Rotary club


THREE hospitals in the Highlands recently received a total of 16 new patient monitors.
The hospitals are Mt Hagen (Western Highlands), Wabag (Enga) and Sopas (Enga).
The monitors were donated by the Port Moresby Rotary club and Medical Repurposing Network, a non-government organisation (NGO) based in Australia.
The Mt Hagen hospital received eight monitors while Wabag and Sopas hospitals received four each.
Twelve boxes containing the 16 monitors were delivered to Mt Hagen this week by courier company TNT Air Cargo who assisted the hospitals by meeting the freight cost from Port Moresby to Mt Hagen.
The Medical Repurposing Network, who supplied the monitors collected and checked them before sending them to the Rotary Club of Port Moresby.
Western Highlands health authority chief executive officer David Vorst said the management was grateful with the donation.
He said the monitors would greatly help clinicians to monitor their patients and give them appropriate treatment. “The equipment arrived at a time when various departments within Mt Hagen Hospital needed them the most.”
Vorst thanked the Port Moresby Rotary Club and Medical Repurposing Network of Australia for their kind gesture. The monitors for Mt Hagen hospital were distributed to the intensive care unit (2), emergency department (2), theatre (2), medical unit (1) and surgical department (1).