Author: Benson WEMA

The Kwikila Health Center in the Central Province is privileged to have two female doctors now stationed at the health Center after it was organized by the Provincial Health Authority (PHA) in order to improve services at the hospitals. District PHA Chief Executive Officers (CEO) was present at the occasion together with his team to witness the launching that took place. The allocation of the female doctors came about after the launching of Doctors instalment on Monday 23rd January at the hospital. Sister in charge Anna Atop, also explained that the hospital will be looking into extending its buildings, constructing…

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Twenty two student leaders at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) campus in Port Moresby, were taken through the final briefing of their student leader trainings this week before they eventually start the training program. The student leaders were advised by the Acting Warden of Students and Staff on their training that is going to eventuate during the beginning of the semester one. Peer Education Coordinator Mr. Benaiah Nari, encouraged the student leaders to take leadership roles as part of building their character for future endeavors. He highlighted the training programs and brief the students on what to look…

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After a successful hosting of the preseason last Sunday at the Sir John Guise outdoor stadium, the Capital Touch Association is looking confident to kick off their tournament for this year 2023. According to President of Capital Touch Association Mr. Greg Donald, his executives are set and ready to coordinate the Competition. Recently Six new teams have joined and will be added onto the draws for the proper season. The Proper season will begin in February after they complete the final rounds for preseason games this weekend, Sunday 29th January. In a meeting held by the executives recently, President Donald…

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The Student Services Department at the University of Papua New Guinea is now looking forward to receiving the new intakes for 2023, starting on the 29th to the 31st of January. According to Acting Warden of Students Mr. Henson Niangu, they are preparing towards receiving the first-year students include providing temporary accommodation and meals at the International residence, Games village. “Referring to our calendar the year planner, starting this weekend first year students will start coming in. The Student Services department has organized three busses for students in that period of three days that they will be coming in.” “Two…

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The Hoholo NCD Governor’s cup will host the remaining matches this Sunday 22nd January at the Sir. Bill Skate Stadium, Gaugere. The top six teams to battle for the Governor’s cup are Sari Hawks, Koni Texas Rats, Raiders Namona, Capital Mackwas, Northern Rats 2 and H six Knights. Venue Coordinator Alex Kis explained that due to bad weather conditions the tournament is being delayed at the Ipi park Hohola. Mr. Kis added that there are only three matches remaining before they put out the team percentages and which team to be on bye for the final. “Right now, we haven’t…

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More than five patients were tested covid-19 positive last week at the Migende St. Joseph Rural Hospital in Simbu province. In a report from Sister Erickeve Kiae, some were admitted at the hospital while others were advised to get treatment and stay isolated in their homes. Sister Kiae added, after getting treatment the patients are all recovering from home and the hospital is back to stable operation attending to other patients. Moreover, the hospital is privileged to received supplementary supplies of medical kits from NGO’s that contracted to the Provincial Health Authority. “Basically, we receive our supplies monthly and on…

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The Buka General Hospital in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville reported an increase in road accidents with five deaths reported at the hospital so far. The Acting CEO Dr. Tommy Wotsia stated that they have observed this since the festive season with  staff being quite busy with a lot of those emergency cases at the emergency room. “During the early week of January, we had a lot to of work for the staff at the hospital”. Dr. Wotsia also said that the current low stock of medical drugs is not helping, because now it is putting a lot of pressure…

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Theodist Business Superstore donated K25, 000 to Cheshire Disability Services this morning at Theodist Center, Port Moresby. The cheque was received by the Cheshire Disability Services General Manger Benson Hahambu and Chairlady of Board  Barbra Macgrory witnessed by senior staff of Theodist. Corporate Development Manager for Theodist Ryan Pini made the opening statement saying, the support they are giving is to see children with special needs excel in education at the early stages of their journey. “Today it’s a special day to make this donation, and we are proud to be part of this family who are doing great work…

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Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas presented a cheque of K300, 000 to Rural Airstrip Agency all to improve the airstrips in the province. Governor Ipatas said there are more than three airstrip in Enga Province and this initiative the provincial government is supporting, is to reach out to those people in the remote areas. “I am happy to help and see this initiative well carried out so that more people in the remote villages and can access to air travel”. “The National Government is also in support with the initiative taken by Rural Airstrip Agency with the idea of maintaining…

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All medical and health practitioners of Western province have been advised yesterday through a memo from the Director Curative Health Services Dr. Mirriam Boga to get registered with the PNG Medical Health Board and Nursing Councils. CEO for Western Provincial Health Authority Dr. Niko Wuatai explained, they would like to confirm all the casual health nurses and health practitioners working at the hospital and carry out internal recruitment. “One of the recruitment conditions for us to do the internal recruitment is to get every staff registered first”. “On the same exercise we want to recruit additional staff and we are…

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