13 Jun 2013

PNG hospital faces negligence following death of Chimbu leader

5:05 am on 13 June 2013

One of the biggest private hospitals in Papua New Guinea is being sued for negligence in the death of a Chimbu leader last month.

A lawyer Peter Kuman is taking the hospital to court to expose what he claims are serious ethical and patient management issues arising from the death of his father, Paul Palma Kuman.

Pacific International Hospital in a statement over the weekend denied any wrongdoing and says it provided the best possible care to Mr Kuman.

Peter Kuman in an affidavit to the Coroners Court, highlighted conflicting information provided by doctors at Pacific International Hospital and the result of the post mortem on his father body.

He also says the Kuman family had been kept in the dark by the hospital on the diagnosis, treatment and care it was providing to his father.