Service to resume at PNG's Mount Hagen hospital

2:21 pm on 24 June 2016

All health care services at Mount Hagen General Hospital in Papua New Guinea are expected to resume on Monday after intervention from the Doctors Association.

Doctor, medical bill

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Medical staff at the Western Highlands hospital walked off the job last week in protest at what they said was a misappropriation of funds by the Provincial Health Authority.

The secretary of the Doctors Association, Sam Yokopua, said the medical staff had agreed to return to work now that investigators are probing the Authority's accounts.

And so those investigators flew up this morning to Mount Hagen, and then by Monday we hope to have everybody back to work and good support from the administration.

Sam Yokopua said Mount Hagen medical staff were also calling for the removal of two administrators and the chair from the Provincial Health Authority.