THE forgotten backwater of Papua New Guinea's Daru will now receive counter funding from Australian Aid to its Daru Hospital. NAU FM reports Daru hospital has only three wards in one unit. According to Hospital CEO Sister Orpah Tugo, the Pediatrics ward, the Surgery ward and the Medical ward are all stationed in one unit with 10 beds allocated for each ward.
Furthermore, the Gynecology ward, the Labour Ward and the Obstetrics ward share one unit again with 10 beds allocated for each ward. With the risks posed by contagious diseases and health standards to maintain, the hospital with the counter fund of Australian Aid is looking at building new wings to isolate each ward. CEO Tugo said that the hospital is in desperate need of uplift and they will also look at expanding the Operating Theatre.
Meanwhile staff housing is also being look at with plans to demolish old houses and hospital is in talks with the National Planning Office for the project.
|Old referee corner in Daru town. Image: David Williams.|
|People living in the boat in Daru. Image: David Williams.|
|Daru Hospital that will now go under renovation. Image: David Williams|
Story source: NAU FM News
Photographs by David Williams on Malum Nalu's blog.