PORT Moresby General Hospital chief executive officer Dr Paki Molumi presented the executive summary of the internal audit report conducted by the hospital’s board before an inquiry on Monday.
He said they had met with the Health Department and discussed the procurement processes involved in importing drugs in particular propofol used to anaesthetise patients for surgery.
He said they were working to fix the process to ensure last year’s deaths of patients after surgery allegedly caused by administration of propofol did not happen again.
Former Chief Justice Sir Arnold Amet asked Molumi why it was taking so long to provide the report before the panel of inquiry.
“You are the chief executive officer of the hospital that is answerable for the deaths of patients,”he said.
Molumi said his office had found it difficult to get the independent report and had to resort to a court order to acquire it.
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