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January 16, 2021

Sr. Anita: Labour Wards Need Attention

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There must be more Labour & Maternity Wards constructed at all urban clinics in the city, says Sister Anita Semo.

Sr. Anita is the Sister in Charge of the Port Moresby General Hospital Labour Ward, and she was on duty during the Easter Long Weekend.


She said problems faced at the Labour Ward are nothing new, and one solution she says, is to provide more labour wards.


Staff at the Port Moresby General Hospital Labour also welcomed close to 150 Easter Babies.


Every year, women come to give birth at Port Moresby General Hospital Labour Ward, which is the only public facility in the city. These results in overcrowding, limited beds and more pressure to the limited number of staff on duty, especially on public holidays.


The Easter period was no different to the previous years. The Second Sister in Charge at the Labour Ward, Sr. Anita Semo, said there are many urban clinics in the city that need to have labour wards constructed, to ease the burden.


Since Good Friday, a total of 149 babies were delivered. The heaviest baby weighed 4.2 kilograms.


While the deliveries were safe, Sr. Anita said the problems faced at the Labour Ward are on–going, and need immediate attention.


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