A first ever caesarean operation was performed at the Namatanai Hospital in New Ireland Province last week.
Kavieng Hospital chief executive officer Dr Christopher Pasmet said the operation was performed by Dr Phil Smith of the Australian Doctors International (ADI) assisted by Dr Peni Charles. Dr Phil was deployed to Namatanai as a volunteer doctor and has been at the Namatanai Hospital since July this year.
Dr Pasmet said: “It is a sign that Namatanai Hospital is expecting some more good things coming its way”.
He also said, with the progress Namatanai Hospital is making they need more support from the government and local authorities to make way for more breakthroughs.
In another major health improvement, a group of clinical specialist including a Chief Clinical ONG, Chief Physician, Chief Paediatrician, Chief radiologist and Chief Aesthesis who travelled to New Ireland Province under the new arrangement of the National Health Service Standard, visited Kavieng hospital on Tuesday and Namatanai on Wednesday this week.
Dr Pasmet said the purpose of the clinical specialist team was to identify what the hospitals did not have and especially what the health facilities needed the most, such as specialists’ doctors.
The clinical specialist team travelled back to Port Moresby yesterday. Post Courier