PNG needs help, doctor says

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THE surge in the Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the provinces is very worrying, says national emergency medical team (EMT) leader Dr Garry Nou.
“We are stressed to the limit in the surge provinces,” Dr Nou said.
“We need hard choices to restrict people movement and implement Niupla Pasin.”
He told The National yesterday that three EMT teams comprising 18 health doctors and nurses were in Eastern Highlands and Western Highlands supporting staff at the main hospitals.
The teams also have more than 100 volunteers who were fully vaccinated.
Dr Nou said the country right now needed medical teams from overseas countries such as the Austmat from Australia to help Papua New Guinea.
A team from the United Kingdom is also in the country.
Dr Nou urged people not to move around unnecessarily and to follow all public health safety measures such as the wearing of masks, physical distancing and regular hand washing.
He urged people to get vaccinated as it was an important way of combating the pandemic.