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May 17, 2021

Korean Medical Experts Provide Medical Care to Patients

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Forty eight medical experts from South Korea are currently in Port Moresby providing medical care to patients.

Before coming to PNG, they visited a number of South East Asian countries; Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar.

Meanwhile, they are conducting free medical testing, diagnosis and surgery to patients at the Caritas Secondary School Gym in Port Moresby.

The 48 medical volunteers comprise of 37 medics from the members for Global Union, and 11 Catholic Health Volunteer Workers.

With the ambition to provide medical services to patients in developing countries, they have collaborated with each other to utilize their special skills.

Members Global Union Director Yongin Kim said they are targeting especially South-East Asian countries including Papua New Guinea.

The team comprises of specialist doctors and nurses in every field of medicine.

They assist medical labor to those who are not able to pay medical expenses through free clinical services.

Nursing students from the Asia Pacific Institute of Applied Social, Economic and Technical Studies work alongside them as part of their clinical placements.

Despite the obvious language barrier, students were enthusiastic in doing check-ups, diagnosing and treating patients.

Nursing student Kay Dimilu said after helping to diagnose patients gives her the drive to prosper in the field of nursing.

Another student Bradley Zaki said participating in this event has helped him learn a lot of new things.

Members for Global Union was formed in 1978 and has been in the country before.

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