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.
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.