PRESIDENT of the National Doctors Association (NDA) Dr Kauve Pomat has welcomed the new chief executive officer of Port Moresby General Hospital saying that it is time to bury the hatchet and join forces to improve the hospital.
Dr Pomat urged all doctors working at the POMGH to provide necessary support to the CEO and his management, and said that given the opportunity, the NDA would support them in their endeavour to improve the hospital and its service provision capacity.
He said the POMGH needed more than K60 million per annum to effectively run its basic services, which successive government fail to support with sufficient funds.
Dr Pomat issued a challenge to the Prime Minister and the National Executive Council (NEC) to put a moratorium on politicians going overseas to receive medical treatment.
He said this would then enable our public health system, including POMGH, to receive due support toward improving the standard of health service delivery which the people of PNG deserve.
Dr Pomat said the NCD and Central provinces must have their own hospitals to take care of their needs while the POMGH be left alone for its core role to serve the people Papua New Guinea.