The National, Wednesday, April 27, 2011
By ALISON ANIS
RENOVATION work at the mother’s ward 9 of Port Moresby General Hospital has begun and is expected to be completed around June, PMGH’s acting chief executive officer and director for medical services Dr David Mokela said yesterday.
Mokela said work began early this month after the hospital settled its outstandings owed to contractors for previous renovations.
The contractor begun renovations on the maternity wing including the labour ward early last year. It completed renovations on wards 8, 10 and 11, and proceeded to work on ward but left it halfway due to no funds.
“There is work being carried out also on the expansion of the accidents and emergency unit and on the medical records section.
“Construction is underway on different sections of the hospital including the mother’s ward after funding was paid to the contractor,” Mokela said.
He said when completed, the accident and emergency unit would be bigger and well equipped with modern equipment and other medical facilities.
“There will be 40 beds – 20 for recovery of the patients and other 20 will be used to treat patients who come for treatment – and it will also have its own X-ray machine.”
It is understood that renovations would be completed around June.