Eastern Highlands Provincial government has approved K1.5 million to help finance the Provincial Health Authority Response to the surge in COVID- 19 pandemic in the province.
Eastern Highlands Governor Peter Numu announced this during a meeting with the Provincial COVID-19 Steering Committee in Goroka yesterday.
The K1.5 million will assist to build two bigger isolation centres at Kassam Pass and National Sports Institue to accommodate the increasing number of CIVID-19 patients in the province.
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.
The black CRV reported stolen at Gordon on Sunday was recovered later that night.
The abandoned vehicle bearing the registration plate SAC 878 was recovered by Fox unit 104 at PX village 6 mile in Port Moresby.
The vehicle was not damaged or vandalised when it was found and police are now searching for the unidentified suspect.
According to Police, a lone gunman threatened a man and stole his black CRV registration number SAC 878 at Gordon.
Still images retrieved from a CCTV footage shows the suspect pointing a pistol and running towards the victim and the car.
POLICE in Papua New Guinea have issued a seven-day ultimatum for the return of more than 100 vehicles used during the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Leaders’ Summit which are currently with “unauthorised persons”.
Commissioner David Manning yesterday warned the “unauthorised persons” to return the Government assets.
“If the 102 vehicles are not returned, those found with the vehicles will be criminally charged,” he said.
“We are aware that several of the vehicles have been taken out of the (National Capital District) and we know who has the vehicles.
“We are closing in on each and every one of you.”
The Papua New Guinea Opposition Leader Belden Namah has branded the current government's lockdown as “nonsense” because it is worsening the people’s hardships instead of stopping the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in West Sepik.
“My people of Vanimo-Green River electorate, which borders Indonesia, are dead against the lockdown as it will cripple our livelihood, businesses and affect our children’s education,” Namah said. Namah said the Covid-19 had existed in the country for around two years “but it is not decimating the population as predicted by some people”.
“My people are most at risk than any other people in the country because they share the common border with Indonesia where the Covid-19 Delta variant is widespread,” he said.
One of the Papua New Guinea's founding fathers and Senior Statesman, Sir Pita Lus has died at the Sir Pita Lus Memorial Hospital (Maprik Hospital) in his Maprik District this morning.
PNG Agriculture and Livestock Minister and Maprik MP John Simon, confirmed the passing of Sir Pita to NBC News .
Papua New Guinea Deputy Controller Dr. Daoni Esorom has defended the request from the National Control Centre for an extra K14 million for oxygen concentrators in the country's hot spot provincial hospitals.
This, in response to questions from this newsroom, as to why they ask for another K14 million when millions of kinas worth of COVID-19 funds have been expended since last year, for the essential equipment such as oxygen concentrators, ventilators among others.
Dr. Esorom via a virtual news conference says this funding need for oxygen is to cater for the current surge.
Port Moresby Police has apprehended a suspect of attempted armed robbery in the city this morning. According to Fox 205 police unit, three suspects had attempted attempted to rob a vehicle belonging to a company using home made guns, along Hanuabada to Badihagwa roundabout in Port Moresby South.
Madang Governor, Peter Yama, and his two wives were arrested yesterday in Madang in relation to the missing K6 million, belonging to the Manam Resettlement Authority.
His second wife, Mary Simoi, was arrested in the morning and charged with conspiracy, stealing and money laundering.
The third wife Velda Yama and Mr. Yama gave themselves into police at the Jomba Police Station later.
The Bank of Papua New Guinea has warned that the use of the images of PNG's currency banknotes and toea coins on products such as laplaps, meri blouses and shirts is illegal.
BPNG issued a public notice recently informing the public and business houses in the country, that it is illegal to use the images of PNG currency banknotes and coins on products and advertisements for commercial or other purposes.
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