THE Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd (KPHL) has provided more medical equipment to the Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) cardiac surgery unit.
It gave the first lot to the hospital on May 21 for the cardiac intensive care unit.
KPHL managing director Wapu Sonk said the equipment costing nearly K1.4 million was provided following a memorandum of agreement signed last August to support the hospital’s heart centre.
It will treat local people with heart and lifestyle diseases.
“Kumul Petroleum is very proud to be associating itself with PMGH in the area of cardiology and cancer services – specialist care that our country has been lacking for a long time,” Sonk said. “The board of Kumul Petroleum is committed to see the spending of the K50 million funding support that we committed last year on the right equipment to develop the right skills and to make sure the services are delivered at the right price to our people.”
Dr Paki Molumi, the hospital chief executive officer said the cardiac surgery equipment were bought from Karl Storz Endoscopy Australia. “With this partnership with Kumul Petroleum, we have gone for the highest quality equipment that one can find in quality hospitals anywhere in the world.
“We have recruited an experienced interventional cardiologist under this programme.
“This will mean that Papua New Guineans no longer need to travel overseas to seek this treatment,” Dr Molumi said.
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