Health workers at the six mile clinic in the nation’s capital have closed the clinic after one of their staff was attacked on Tuesday.
The health worker was on her way home after work when a man knifed her on her arm and snatched her bag.
The incident is seen as an insult to the clinic staff. Last fortnight, another health worker was attacked at six mile bus stop when he refused to give money to a group of boys. His actions have caused him two broken rips.
The suspect of the latest incident is known to police and the clinic staff have demanded that he turn himself in to police before the clinic can be opened.
The six mile clinic is the only urban clinic in Port Moresby run by the government and serves close to 300 patients a day including pregnant mothers.
The close of the clinic means people living in the surrounding areas will have to travel to other clinics to receive clinical help.
The clinic will be closed for an indefinite period.
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