About 120 staff at the Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH), tested positive to Covid-19, in the latest surge in the city.
According to PMGH Medical Services Director, Dr Kone Sopi, most of these frontline workers had mild to moderate symptoms.
“We did have one or two staff that needed to be hospitalized but fortunately, most of these staff that tested positive, didn’t have severe symptoms.”
“The staff of PMGH who tested positive for Covid-19, were all advised to self-isolate at home, to avoid cross infections in the hospital during this time.”
“Most of them have all recovered fully and are back at work now,” said Dr Sopi.
Nearly half of the doctors at PMGH and an even lesser number of nurses have been fully vaccinated.
“Right now, we have about 60-70% of our doctors here at PMGH, fully vaccinated.”
“And as for our nursing staff, unfortunately, the numbers show that only 5% of them are fully vaccinated,” Dr Sopi stated.
Director of Medial Services, Dr Sopi said “frontliners at PMGH continue to work under very trying conditions and they are managing as best they can.”