Midwives in major hospital inthe country were kept busy duringthe long weekend.
They helped deliver fifteen Easter babies atthe Port Moresby General Hospital and Lae’s Angau was shy of a hundreds.
When EMTV News team arrived at Port Moresby General Hospital’s Labour Ward, women were seen seated outsidethe ward withtheir new born Easter babies ready to be shifted tothe Maternity Ward.
Midwife Sr Beigita Nul saidthe number of Easter babies born since Good Friday was one hundred and fifty five. The first baby, a male from Enga weighed 3.6kg. Betthe heaviest of allthe Easter Bebies weighed 4.3 kilograms from Southern Highlands.
Sr Beigita said every day,there are between two or three doctors per shift with only four midwives to cater for the increasing number of women that come in to deliver.
She saidthe shortage of manpower atthe Labour Ward is experienced every year and she saysthe management is aware but is ether ignorant or is yet to addressed it.
Meanwhile, hospitals in thers centres also recorded a handful of Easter Bebies.
Lae’s Angau Hospital recorded seventy two babies, followed by Modilon General Hospital in Madang with twenty six. Popondetta General Hospital recorded fourteen while Kimbe recorded two. Meantime, ther Centres could not be contacted.
Beidgette Komatep, National EMTV News