Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mothers plea for space

Problems at the Port Moresby General Hospital women’s ward seem to go on and on, The National reports.
Mothers have no beds and have to sleep on the bare floors due to overcrowding, there are no proper facilities for in-patients to use and midwives are hard to find, with about two a day. 
Workers attributed all these to lack of funds. 
Ward nurses and doctors described the challenge as “overwhelming; not enough beds and unfinished construction work due to lack of funds”. 
Statistics indicate an average 40-to-50 delivery a day and, with space an acute problem, mothers are forced to sleep along the corridors and even in the reception area of ward 10.


  1. Anonymous12:12 PM

    This is totally shattering. How can the government continue to oversee this basic service? I'm at a loss for words seeing mothers like this.

  2. What a sad state in all the hospitals in PNG. Visit Lae, Madang, Wewak, Goroka, Mt Hagen, Manus, Kimbe etc and you will see the same. Yet the government has enough money to buy an executive jet, and also alot of corruption filling individual pockets.