NCD sets up diabetes clinic

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The National, Friday 31st May 2013


THE Badili clinic NCD will be turned into a diabetes clinic to cater for patients living with the condition.

This is part of NCD Health Services’ effort to help  patients manage their disease and educate others to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The clinic will be managed by trained nursing and medical officers and a specialist physician. It would screen for diabetes and high blood pressure and provide diabetes testing, medication and counselling.

The Port Moresby General Hospital will help with testing and the results to monitor for database.

Twenty six health workers around the city were given training on diabetes management at a three-day workshop at the PNG Education Institute. 

“Diabetes is a serious non-communicable disease that is really affecting Papua New Guinea and NCD health services have decided to address this problem by establishing proper diabetic clinic in the city besides PMGH,” director of curative health Dr Jerry Tanumei said aid at the workshop’s closing yesterday.