GOV’T INVESTS ON SPECIALIST HEALTHCARE
PM Marape said this on Thursday 22nd, July 2021 when witnessing the historical first-ever stenting procedure at PMGH. https://pngsun.com/2021/07/25/png-taps-into-medical-tourism/
He presented K10 million on behalf of Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd (KPHL) to PMGH for construction of its Cancer Treatment facility.
Additionally, he said the two referral hospitals would offer specialist healthcare for the growing population of PNG.
They will continue to do so until such time funding allows for expansion of other hospitals nationwide.
That (expansion of other hospitals) is something we can come to into the future, with funding availability based on our plan.
We must do something to stop the ‘export’ and flight of kina elsewhere for medical for specialist care.
“In that context, Port Moresby and Lae will become national specialist hospitals. At the same time, they will continue attending to outpatients and everyday care.
With this in mind, we’re ticking off heart here (PMGH). We’re constructing cancer facilities here. We’re ticking off a cancer facility in Lae. We will move into a heart facility in Lae.
Further, he said everyone would start having access to specialist healthcare in Port Moresby and Lae once contractors completed their constructions.
Furthermore, PM Marape said regional hospitals would take in some of the patients from the major referral hospitals in Port Moresby and Lae.
More so, he said provincial hospitals, district hospitals and health centres would all tie into the major health system.
I want us for the next 10 years to attend to improving capacity in our health system.
“Looking back in 10 years’ time, our people will have better healthcare system in the country. Our doctors are world-class.” https://postcourier.com.pg/new-angau-oncology-centre-cost-k60m/