The Children Cancer Unit and Pediatric Ward at Port Moresby General Hospital received a kind donation of electrical supplies which included air conditioners, kettles, microwaves, a 42-inch TV and a Digicel decoder.
These electrical items will not only support the two wards but will also be used at the Operating Theater, ICU and Emergency Department.
The donation was made this week in the presence of the Executive Manager of CHM Braden Chin, POMGEN CEO Dr. Paki Polumi, Deputy Chairlady POMGEN Kathy Johnston and other staff from CHM, Port Moresby General Hospital and Friends of Pomgen.
Mr. Chin said on behalf of CHM, we are very happy to donate to the Port Moresby General Hospital especially to the Children’s Cancer Unit and Pediatric Ward.
“Every year these two wards help to treat a high number of young infants and children dealing with a variety of health problems and various forms of cancer. It is because of the hard work of these amazing doctors, nurses in each ward that every year they are able to save lives and provide a high level of comfort and care to the children” expressed Mr. Chin
“We are happy to know that some of these items will be used in the Hospital’s ICU and Operating theatre and Emergency Department to provide comfort and care for the patients and staff there “.
He also added that we hope our support helps to contribute to a more comfortable and pleasant environment for the children, patients and hardworking medical staff in these wards.
Kathy Johnston who represented the Board of POMGEN and Friends of POMGEN expressed her appreciation to CHM Group Ltd and also to the FOPG for facilitating this presentation and other donations recently to POMGEN.
“FOPG is the charitable arm of the hospital. They are doing a great job working on our resource needs and reaching out to the community for assistance which we have been receiving overwhelming responses so far”.
“But today we come together to formally thank CHM who have donated much needed electrical supply to not only our Children Cancer Unit and Pediatric Ward but also to our ICU, ET and OT” said Ms. Johnston.
She also added that the Children’s Cancer unit is a special place where the children need abundance of healthcare and love and to see the way CHM and the community have run to assist is really heartwarming. We know our partnership with CHM is just beginning. Like any other good friendship we will nurture it and continue to be humbled by your generosity said Ms. Johnston.
Dr. Paki Molumi CEO POMGEN concluded the presentation by explaining the needs at the hospital and thanking CHM for stepping in to assist.
”POMGEN is such a big Hospital that needs a lot of resource to run its operations and with the budget constraints, we are looking at other ways of supporting the hospital. That is why the Board of Port Moresby General Hospital endorsed FOPG to be a charity arm of the hospital in order to fill in those gaps that are not being catered for so that we continue to provide services that we provide to our people”, said Dr. Molumi.
Dr. Molumi also expressed that some of the children in the Cancer Unit and Pediatric Ward stay for 1 -2 years depending on the diagnosis and treatment for the type of cancer or disease that they have.
“We treat them, feed them and entertain them while they are with us therefore, we are very thankful that CHM came onboard to fill one of the gaps especially in the Children Cancer Ward. We hope this partnership with CHM and Pomgen will continue in the long run as well as other organizations who have stepped in to assist us particularly during the Covid – 19 Pandemic”.
Dr. Molumi also went on to thank FOPG for the initiative of getting support from the community and facilitating other donations coming into POMGEN.