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Kumul Petroleum delivers medical equipment to further support COVID-19 response at PMGH
At a Press Conference held on 21 April 2021, Kumul Petroleum Managing Director Wapu Sonk presented medical equipment to the value of K344, 120.66to Port Moresby General Hospital CEO Dr Paki Molumi and Director Medical Services (DMS) Dr. Kone Sobi, to further support the hospital's COVID-19 operations.

Kumul Petroleum delivers medical equipment to further support COVID-19 response at PMGH

Today, Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (Kumul Petroleum) presents a further support of medical equipment to Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) to support ongoing efforts to combat and contain Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The supply of medical equipment comprising of 20 syringe pumps, 20 infusion pumps, 20 pulse oximeter and 20 digital blood pressure machines, valued at PGK 344, 120.66, will assist PMGH doctors and nurses deliver appropriate care to increasing number of COVID 19 cases requiring care at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).   

Kumul Petroleum Managing Director Wapu Sonk said: “At the onset of the public threat by COVID-19, Kumul Petroleum stepped in to support government efforts. One year later, following this commitment, the need for medical equipment is greater now more than ever, that as the national oil company of Papua New Guinea we also see the need to continue to support ongoing efforts to combat and contain Coronavirus (COVID-19).”

“We are pleased to present these equipment for the benefit of the many Papua New Guineans that come through the hospital to receive care at the Intensive Care Unit.”

Mr Sonk extended his gratitude to the many organisations and development partners that are already supporting the government and especially thanked the many health care professionals at the hospital for their commitment to ensure the safety and wellbeing of citizens; further expressing sympathies to all those that have been affected by COVID-19.

Today (20/04/21) marks 270 days of COVID care at PMGH since the first patient was admitted to PMGH COVID Isolation ward. To date, 300 COVID patients were admitted and passed through the PMGH Isolation ward. Currently 45 COVID patients are admitted at PMGH; where eight (8) of the 45 patients are in critical condition and require Intensive Unit Care.

This is according to PMGH CEO Dr Paki Molumi, who said: “Intensive Unit care require Cardiac monitors to monitor the heart and lung functions and Ventilators to support breathing. The initial equipment donated by Kumul Petroleum was timely and been used by many of the patients that passed through the COVID Isolation ward in the last 270 days and in use now by those that are currently admitted.”

“With the current surge in COVID cases experienced since the beginning of March 2021, the demanded for more equipment increased. Some of these equipment urgently needed were syringe pumps which monitors and ensures the right dose of drugs are administered to the patient, Infusion pumps which monitors the right volume of fluid required is administered, pulse oxymeter which monitors the pulse and oxygen level reaching the body and Blood pressure machine which monitors blood pressure.”

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