A senior health professional has called for the introduction of a new medicine and consumables procurement system to address the recurring shortages faced throughout Papua New Guinea .
Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Port Moresby General Hospital, Professor Glen Mola, says it's gotting worse, putting extra pressure on the professionals as well as the sick patients.
Dr. Mola described the drug shortage at the referral hospital as unpredictable and frustrating.
Meantime, Deputy Pandemic Controller Dr. Daoni Esorom has blamed the Government's tendering and contract awarding system and processes for the ongoing medical drugs and consumable shortage in the country including the country's referral hospital-POMGEN.
Dr Esorom says the drug shortage faced was not a funding issue but one of tendering and contracts.
The Department earlier says, it requested K300 million but was only allocated K200 million for procurement.
NBC/PNG Health Watch
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