The United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Rt. Hon. James Cleverly, paid a visit today to the Port Moresby General Hospital’s Pathology Laboratory to see how machines which were procured through the UK Fleming Fund project were being used.
The PHGM Laboratory carried out clinical specimens to obtain information about the health of a patient to aid in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases.
James Cleverly said that this was his first time to visit the country and he was pleased to see the work the scientist and doctors at PMGH are currently carrying out with the clinical instruments through funding support from the UK government.
“The equipment that we’ve just seen, the ability to analyze microorganisms effectively and quickly is incredibly important.”
“And the work that you do supports your society here and now, but off cause in the future. I’m very pleased that it has been facilitated with the help of the Fleming Fund, funded by the UK people to support our friends here in PNG and here in PMGH.”
Meanwhile, PMGH Director for Medical Services, Dr. Koni Sobi thanked the UK president for gracing the hospital with his presence and also continuing support to the PMGH Laboratory.
“Through the Fleming Fund country grant, we are able to improve and enhance the capacity of the microbiology activity here in Port Moresby General Hospital.”
“This goes a long way to serve and improve clinical practice here in the country.”