All 11 beds at the Emergency Room at the Port Moresby General Hospital are fully occupied with patients, including the Hospital’s Isolation ward.
The Isolation Ward has a capacity of 18 beds and right now are fully occupied with Covid19 patients.
That is according to the PMGH CEO Dr. Paki Molumi.
Dr Molumi said they have increased the capacity of the Hospital’s Ward 1B with an additional 15 beds to cater for the emergency cases.
“Ward 1B can cater for 16 patients only but we have decided to extend with 15 more beds to make room for the cases that came in on Monday.”
These patients have tested positive to Covid-19 and have serious underlying issues therefore they must be admitted at the hospital and cannot be sent over to the Tarauma Aquatic Center.
“Mild cases of Covid-19 we treat at the Emergency Ward are referred to the Taurama Aquatic Centre however for the more serious cases, we keep them at the Isolation Ward.”
“We do this so that we can manage and monitor the more serious cases here at the Hospital.”
Dr. Molumi further thanked the Government for the recent opening of the Nightingale Centre at the Taurama Aquatic Centre.