Story and photo by Port Moresby General Hospital
PORT Moresby General Hospital is sponsoring three radiation therapists and a medical physicist to study abroad at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka.
The radiation therapists include Firman Dunstan, Richie Pumi and Tonny Sula who will be away for studies for 10 months and the medical physicist Sanja Ipu's duration of study is for 18 months.
Head of the Cancer Clinic and oncologist Dr. Peter Olali it is good for the hospital because once the Cancer Centre is completed and fully functional, it will need manpower to provide services to the people.
“We have to be doing things ahead in order to make sure that when the facility is up and complete, we will have all the manpower to run this place,” said Dr. Olali. “You’re going over there to get some training and you’ll be returning to work with us here.”
Dr. Olali made the remarks during a small gathering that was held today to farewell the students as they prepare to travel tomorrow for their studies.
Director Nursing Services Sr. Carol Hosea thanked the four trainees for taking the stand with a positive mind to study abroad to come back and contribute to cancer treatment in the country.
“And we want to say thank you that we have a group of vibrant young Papua New Guineans who will be going abroad to get as much as you can to come back so that we can work together for the good of our population,” said Sr. Hosea.
Caption: (Left to right) Firman Dunstan, Richie Pumi, Sr. Carol Hosea, Dr. Peter Olali, Tonny Sula and Sanja Ipu pose for a picture together.
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