The Port Moresby General Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Umesh Gupta is happy to announce the K3 million state-of-art Dental Health Facility dedicated to the people of National Capital District and Papua New Guinea to improve their oral health.
Dr Gupta said the facility was made possible through the funding support of K1 million from the Australian High Commission for renovation through AUSAID and K2 million from the Government of Papua New Guinea for dental equipment.
The facility came into reality after much effort of good working collaboration and the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Port Moresby General Hospital and the University of PNG School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
“The nine dental-room facility boasts an OPG machine the only one of its kind in PNG. An OPG machine takes a panoramic view of your entire jaw in one single exposure. The images are vital for jaw fractures,” Dr Gupta said.
The facility was in operation last week and would be getting 50 to 100 dental patients daily to address their oral health issues.
The facility would also accommodate dental students to do their dentistry training practice and boost the morale of having more dentists and dental technicians.
Dr Gupta has thanked the funding partners, the Hospital and the UPNG Medical School for the facility to increase the number of dentists and patients, thus, improving oral health in PNG.
Source: Media Statement