COVID-19 infections in PNG will continue to spread in the communities if people do not take isolation and quarantine seriously and not follow the control measures, an official says.
St John Ambulance (SJA) chief executive officer Matt Cannon said as of yesterday afternoon there were 26 mild Covid-19 cases at the Florence Nightingale Covid-19 Centre at the Taurama Aquatic Centre (TAC).
“Patients that are coming to get care at the Nightingale centre will need to be referred by a doctor from the National Capital District (NCD) health authority or from the Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH),” he said.
“We anticipated that the number of patients will exceed the number of doctors and nurses available.
“When that happens it won’t be possible to properly care for all the patients that need the care.
“That concerns me greatly because it may result tragically in an increasing number of deaths because the system has more patients than the resources available.”
THe National / PNG Health News
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