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Is a statement released today, the country's largest referral hospital is scaling down its operations.
PORT Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) will be scaling down its services effective Wednesday, 6 October, 2021.
Since the end of September, PMGH has been experiencing a 3rd Wave of COVID-19 with a current admission of 88 COVID-19 patients, 30 of which were admitted in the last 24 hours. This number is expected to rise over the next couple of weeks before things settle down.
All hospital clinical and related services will therefore be scaled down for a period of two weeks as staff are reorganized and deployed to critical areas such as the Emergency Department, Medical Ward 3B, Isolation Ward and the Taurama Aquatic Centre (TAC).
The situation will be monitored closely over the coming days with daily updates and further advice.
In the meantime, the following services will be affected as a result of these measures to mitigate and address the surge of COVID-19 cases in the hospital (per internal Circular).
3. CONSULTATION CLINIC
All consultation clinics to be closed effective of Wednesday, 6 October, 2021 until further notice. Clinicians who have patients to be reviewed per respective clinical assessments to make special arrangements convenient to yourselves and your clients.
9. PMGH PHARMACY
Dispensing of prescription medications will be maintained with limited capacity including reducing operating hours Monday to Friday.
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