EXPECT more people to die of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the coming weeks in Port Moresby and around the country, three officials have warned.
Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) chief executive officer Dr Paki Molumi, National Capital District Health Authority chief executive officer Dr Steven Yennie and St John Ambulance chief executive officer Matt Cannon in a joint statement issued the grim warning when announcing the death of a patient at the Nightingale Covid-19 centre in Taurama, Port Moresby yesterday.
It was the first death recorded at the Taurama centre since it was used as a Covid-19 emergency health facility in April.
The patient was under the care of specialist doctors and senior nurses from the PMGH and St John after being admitted with mild Covid-19 symptoms which worsened.
After extensive medical care from specialised doctors and with all options exhausted, the patient passed away.
“The doctors, nurses, ambulance professionals and support staff are doing their very best to keep people alive. But this new Delta variant is very serious,” they said.
“It is more easily transmitted between people and makes people very sick.
“Without more vaccinations, we need to prepare for many more funerals.”
“If you contract the Covid-19 after being fully vaccinated, it is the greatest way to protect yourself from death.”
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