THE Angau Memorial Hospital’s chief accident and emergency doctor is still unattached at the hospital after almost 10 months.
Dr Alex Peawi has revealed that he intends to leave the post since he has been unattached for too long.
He said from Port Moresby that he had abandoned his duty at Angau.
He is the only specialist physician at Angau as well as the chief doctor for the Momase and Highlands regions’ accident and emergency unit.
Dr Peawi said to date there has not been any correspondence to him from both the Angau administration and the Health Department on his status.
He said he is now on the market and will return to Lae next week to check up on the situation on the ground.
Attempts to reach Angau hospital’s chief executive officer Dr Jim Abrahams was unsuccessful.
Dr Abraham was reported to be not in the office and will resume duty today.
However, he said last month that Dr Peawi had applied for the A&E specialist position and was given it recently in the selection process.
He said the selection process will be completed soon and Dr Peawi will be confirmed as an attached specialist with Angau hospital.
Dr Abrahams also admitted that the human resources department and the Department of Personnel Management matters work rather slowly as bureaucratic departments go, but things are what they are and there is no crisis at Angau.
But Dr Peawi has admitted that since he made public issues faced at Angau’s A&E unit, the concerned authorities have not made any attempts to communicate with him.
Dr Peawi said he is the only specialist doctor with the A&E unit apart from another who is unsteady and his absence leaves a vacuum.
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