Two babies with liver tumor have been successfully treated at the Port Moresby General Hospital by the visiting Paediatric Surgeon Professor Albert Shun and Anesthetist Professor Michael Cooper, with PNG Paediatric surgeons and trainees.
The surgery on 8 month old and first patient Randy Kumitanu and 1 year old Grace Ray went smoothly meaning they are going to live without this tumor as they grow up.
Paediatric Surgeon Dr. Okti Poki described the surgery as “God’s miracle” and thanked the visiting surgeon and anaesthetic as well as PNG surgeons, nurses, and surgical trainees for carrying out such operations.
Dr. Poki called on PMGH Board and Health Department to engage more specialty training programs to train more manpower including Paediatric Surgeons, Paediatric Anaesthetist, OT Nurses, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit specialists in almost all the major hospitals in the country.
Dr. Poki says these kinds of services are available at PMGH and that people do not need to go elsewhere to get these kinds of surgeries.
Professor Michael Cooper said saving children is a blessing as they have a long way to go and a destiny to fulfill.
Meanwhile, PMGH CEO Dr. Paki Molumi said the Hospital has bigger plans to achieve going forward and restructuring of departments and developments are underway, but also stressed the need of Human Resource at the Hospital.
The two babies are now placed at the Intensive Care Unit and will be released anytime.
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