Papua New Guinea authorities are investing the reports of people getting fully vaccinated but dying due to corona virus.
Port Moresby General Hospital Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology Professor Glen Mola, has told the NBC Government Talk Back show that investigation is now underway.
Professor Glen Mola, says people need to be aware that one vaccination is not enough to protect against one from the virus.
The maternal death rate at the Port Moresby General Hospital has doubled due to COVID-19.
Eight women and their babies have died from COVID-19 complications within the past weeks.
Papua New Guinea OPPOSITION Leader Belden Namah has branded as dangerous and wrong a suggestion by Speaker Job Pomat to defer next year’s general election for a year.
“It is a direct threat to our democracy and the Constitution,” Namah said.
“It is dangerous because given the normal 70 per cent attrition rate of MPs losing their seats at every election, many sitting MPs will be tempted to support a deferment to enjoy the perks and privileges of office one more year.
“This will be in total breach of the Constitution on the terms of MPs and on the calling of Parliament.”
Port Moresby Police arrested four young men for being in possession of a home made gun and cannabis, at East Boroko yesterday.
The suspects were allegedly smoking 'pot' in a drain when members of Fox unit 203 pounced on them.
AN emergency management team from Australia arrived in Port Moresby on Saturday to help Papua New Guinea respond to the surge in Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.
The Australian High Commission in a statement said the Australian team would work with PNG authorities.
National Pandemic Controller David Manning and Australia High Commissioner Jon Philp welcomed the team which included three Australian medical assistance team health specialists, two logisticians plus staff from Emergency Management Australia and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Papua New Guinea PRIME Minister James Marape has decried assertions by Member for Ialibu-Pangia Peter O’Neill that his court trial was a politically-motivated “witch hunt”.
PM Marape said the former prime minister’s words are misleading and erroneous, taking public attention away from the facts – that his trial is a proper police case mounted in 2014.
After the handing down of the decision yesterday by the National Court clearing him of the ‘abuse of office’ charges, Peter O’Neill had told The National “you have to defeat me at the elections”, alluding that his opponents were using the courts to take him out. He later published on his Facebook page a longer response, saying "One of the aims of this political witch hunt was to shame and isolate me."
Papua New Guinea's high court has found no wrongdoing by former prime minister Peter O'Neill. The court found Peter O'Neil not Guilty of the charge of abuse of office laid against him.
The court made the ruling after the state prosecutor did not prove beyond reasonable doubt that any breach of the law including the public finance management act occurred during the purchase of the Two turbo diesel engine generators in 2014 when he was the prime Minister.
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape has assured that the national government will provide the funding needed to conduct the elections in June.
Mr Marape gave this assurance yesterday after a briefing with the Acting Electoral Commissioner on election preparation.
More than 23 000 people in Papua New Guinea have been infected by the coronavirus and as of this week, more than 250 people have died so far in the country.
The country's Health and H-I-V/AIDS Minister, Jelta Wong made this known in Parliament when answering questions asked by the Member for Pomio, Elias Kapavore during the parliament session this week.
Minister Wong says most of the patients admitted at the hospitals are those that were not vaccinated.
The National Capital District Commission has made COVID19 vaccination mandatory for its staff.
It has given the staff until 28 of this month to get vaccinated or they lose their job.
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