PORT Moresby General Hospital chief executive officer Dr Paki Molumi, after recovering from the Coronavirus (Covid-19), has urged everyone to get vaccinated.
Dr Molumi said since September, 200 hospital staff had contracted the Covid-19.
“I came out of Covid-19 so I know exactly how it is like to be a patient,” he said.
“200 of my staff have also been infected, frontline staff,” Dr Molumi said.
“Most of them have recovered and are back.
“We lost one of our nursing officer to Covid-19.
“Almost 95 per cent of them are back to normal.
“Most of our staff are vaccinated.
“There is 70 to 80 medical staff vaccinated and 30 percent of the nurses.
“Vaccination is still going so we hope to get 100 percent of the nurses vaccinated.
“Covid-19 is not a good experience. It really chokes you.
“So I want to appeal to anyone, if you feel that you have shortness of breath or fever, just come to the hospital so that we can get you diagnosed quickly and can give you appropriate treatment and oxygen.
“Oxygen saves lives. As long as you are put on oxygen, the doctors can keep you alive.”
Meanwhile he thanked the families of the nurses and doctors for their support during this pandemic.
He said not only the health workers were at risk but also their families.
The National /PNG Health Watch
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