By Meriba Tulo, EMTV News, Port Moresby
The Peoples’ Republic of China has continued its support to Port Moresby General Hospital, with the hospital today(July 30), receiving much needed medical equipment for Urological surgery.
This is the second batch of medical equipment received from China this year, with another donation expected later in the year.
The support from China to the hospital is in line with an agreement, signed by the governments of PNG and China for closer cooperation in Health services.
This morning, Port Moresby General Hospital received another donation from the Peoples’ Republic of China; medical equipment that for the most part will assist urological surgeons to perform “minimally invasive surgery”.
This donation, the second of three batches, which the Chinese government is providing to PNG under an agreement signed between governments of both countries in December, last year.
Chines Embassy Economic Counselor, Liu Linlin, said, “Both sides agree that the Chinese Government will help Port Moresby General Hospital establish a Minimal Evasive Centre within three years.
After this centre is set up, service will cover the area of Urology, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology”
In receiving the medical equipment, the Port Moresby General Hospital CEO, Dr Umesh Gupta, thanked China for its continuous support to the hospital, which was on its way to becoming a level seven hospital providing specialist services.
Hospital Chief Surgeon, Dr Osborne Liko, who is a specialist urological surgeon, also acknowledged the support from China in building the capacity of urology in the country.
Given the close relationship between the Government of China, and Dr Gupta also used the opportunity, to extend an invitation to the Chinese President to visit the Hospital later in the year, when he is in the country for the APEC Leaders’ Summit.