STORIES about kidnapping for the purpose of obtaining body parts like organs to sell are highly unlikely at present, says National Doctors Association president Dr James Naipao.
His remarks follow claims and allegations on Facebook that people involved in abducting a woman and children were arrested by police.
“Papua New Guinea is not ready for organ transplant surgery,” Naipao said in a statement.
“It is a highly technical and super-sub speciality surgery for designated surgical departments.
“It requires A to Z steps. Failure of one step will highly fail the entire process of organ transplant surgery.
Even the post-organ transplant care requires A to Z steps, and PNG is not ready on this, too.
“Even for overseas organ export, it will barely happen.
“This aura and fear that is spreading like wildfire will cause mass apprehensions, mass repercussions and violence.
“This fear must come to rest,” he said.
National Capital Distict Met Supt Perou N’dranou said people were spreading malicious lies and making hoax reports on Facebook because they had not found any evidence of kidnapping or organs removed.
“When we find out who is behind all these fake abduction reports claiming that people are been abducted for their organs, we will arrest them,” N’dranou said.
“Right now it’s all hearsay and speculation and all these fake reports have led to innocent people being assaulted and a car being smashed.” The National