New Medical Supplies for Morobe

By Scott Waide – EMTV News, Lae


EMTV has established that a new shipment of medicines and medical supplies has arrived in Lae, and ready for distribution.

However staff at the Area Medical Store have refused to reveal when the supplies arrived.

The supplies include antibiotics, antimalarial drugs, anesthetics and latex gloves which are in short supply at all urban clinics.

EMTV conducted a survey last week which revealed that there was a severe medicine shortage at all urban clinics.

EMTV has also confirmed that clinic managers have been advised to go to the Area Medical Store to collect their supplies.

Medical supplies for Wewak have been packed and are ready to be shipped.

Scott Waide

is the Lae Bureau Chief and began his career with EMTV in 1997 as a News and Sports Reporter and Anchor and has been a media professional for over 19 years. Having previously worked as a Producer and Researcher for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Port Moresby Bureau, he is a recipient of multiple awards including the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union Prize in 2005 in Iran for best news feature, the Pacific Island News Association Award and the Divine Word University Media Freedom Award.

Scott Waide