Locals given medical help


A MEDICAL team from China is in Western Highlands to provide free service, including treatments, using modern and traditional Chinese medicines.
They are part of the China Aid Medical Team who had been providing medical assistance to the people of Papua New Guinea since 2002 through a development cooperation and partnership between the two countries.
According to the China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) that organised and supported the outreach in Western Highlands, the China Aid Medical Team had sent about 90 medical teams to PNG in nine batches, providing medical services for more than 100,000 people.
In addition to routine diagnosis and treatment at Port Moresby General Hospital, the team also visit remote areas of PNG every year to carry out free medical services.
“Prior to this, the ninth batch of Chinese Medical Teams arrived in New Ireland and Madang to carry out large-scale free medical services,” CHEC project manager Yuan Huiming said.
“This free medical consultation activity was organised and implemented by the Chinese Medical Team of PNG with full assistance of CHEC which further strengthened the cooperation between China and PNG in the medical field.”
He said last Tuesday hundreds of villagers came for free medical treatment.
“Under the active organisation and cooperation of the local government and the village head, diagnosis and treatment activities are in good order.”