Shame on Sapuri

Shame on Sapuri

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April 19th, 2010, 5:30 am #1

The article below does not reflect the views of the PNG medical society members: It reflects the views of a the few selfserving medical specialists in medical profession who are willing to use the suffering of the poor papuanewguineans for their own gains.

Shame on Sapuri

PNGMS supports new medical centre

THE PNG Medical Society (PNGMS) fully supports the Government’s proposed construction of the state-of-the-art multi-million-kina Pacific Medical Centre (PMC).
PNGMS president Dr Mathias Sapuri said it was time the country had a high-tech hospital to complete the nation’s entire health spectrum.
“The health system in PNG is made up of aid posts, health centres, provincial and base hospitals and PMC will complete the whole system.
“PNG needs to establish a high state-of-the-art hospital because we don’t have one now,” he said.
He said the society had been in close consultation with the parties involved
in the proposed project from the beginning.
Dr Sapuri called on those who opposed the project to set aside their differences and work together.
“Those who criticise PMC have no heart for PNG.
“Let’s work together to accomplish our goal,” he said in response to
negative public feedback following the announcement of the proposed PMC.
He said the people should not think that the money allocated for the project could be used to fix or upgrade existing health facilities like the Port Moresby General Hospital (POMGH) which have already been allocated funding.
“PMC is a golden opportunity for training as well,” he said.
“The opportunity can be used to build a post-graduate medical school, providing specialist training.
“The advantage of training that the hospital can provide in the area of biomedical engineering and nursing care must also be given top consideration for supporting PMC,” Dr Sapuri said.
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April 19th, 2010, 6:50 am #2

Why is it a shame for a new hospital to be built in POM??? POM general is a disgrace!! As long as it serves the public of PNG then it should be given the utmost priority.

Theres an old saying " It is better to have half a cake than none and starve". Yes there are alot of things that need to be done in the PNG health system, but spending more money on POM General is a waste of time, money and effort.

Swallow your pride, put aside your egos and help support this new hospital for the benefit of all.

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April 19th, 2010, 6:47 pm #3

If the Government can't support existing health services, why should they be allowed to build a big new hospital to serve the elite? Five years after it is built it will be as run-down as POMGH. The Government doesn't understand that public service depends on maintaining facilities properly, no just building new ones. How many local health clinics and aid posts have disappeared since independence?

The Government is saying that local people can go away and die while the rich have a big new hospital. Of course Sapuri supports this - he is a doctor with a large private practice and will makes heaps of money out of the new hospital. When was the last time he ever visited a remote province to provide health card to grassroots people? He's been busy ripping off UPNG Medical School for many years, now he has a bigger pond to play in.
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April 19th, 2010, 6:56 pm #4

Tru! Sapuri and Andrew Masta were suspended from their positions at UPNG Medical School because they were diverting UPNG money into private trust accounts which only they controlled, so they evaded the Uni's financial procedures. This is one reason why Les Eastcott was forced out - he uncovered the corruption.

The evidence is all there in the UPNG Council archives if anyone cares to look.

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April 19th, 2010, 6:59 pm #5

And he's only a half-decent doctor when he isn't drunk.
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April 22nd, 2010, 4:31 am #6

Why is it a shame for a new hospital to be built in POM??? POM general is a disgrace!! As long as it serves the public of PNG then it should be given the utmost priority.

Theres an old saying " It is better to have half a cake than none and starve". Yes there are alot of things that need to be done in the PNG health system, but spending more money on POM General is a waste of time, money and effort.

Swallow your pride, put aside your egos and help support this new hospital for the benefit of all.
This is 'PRIVATE' Hospital meaning the fees are gonna be ah....lets see:
K200 kina just to hear a Doctor tell you that you need to get a K100 blood slide to confirm if you have Malaria and then give you a K200 injection and some K100 worth of drugs... All up, you pay K500 just to get anti malarials. Awesome job people! F you Sapuri,
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April 22nd, 2010, 12:02 pm #7

The article below does not reflect the views of the PNG medical society members: It reflects the views of a the few selfserving medical specialists in medical profession who are willing to use the suffering of the poor papuanewguineans for their own gains.

Shame on Sapuri

PNGMS supports new medical centre

THE PNG Medical Society (PNGMS) fully supports the Government’s proposed construction of the state-of-the-art multi-million-kina Pacific Medical Centre (PMC).
PNGMS president Dr Mathias Sapuri said it was time the country had a high-tech hospital to complete the nation’s entire health spectrum.
“The health system in PNG is made up of aid posts, health centres, provincial and base hospitals and PMC will complete the whole system.
“PNG needs to establish a high state-of-the-art hospital because we don’t have one now,” he said.
He said the society had been in close consultation with the parties involved
in the proposed project from the beginning.
Dr Sapuri called on those who opposed the project to set aside their differences and work together.
“Those who criticise PMC have no heart for PNG.
“Let’s work together to accomplish our goal,” he said in response to
negative public feedback following the announcement of the proposed PMC.
He said the people should not think that the money allocated for the project could be used to fix or upgrade existing health facilities like the Port Moresby General Hospital (POMGH) which have already been allocated funding.
“PMC is a golden opportunity for training as well,” he said.
“The opportunity can be used to build a post-graduate medical school, providing specialist training.
“The advantage of training that the hospital can provide in the area of biomedical engineering and nursing care must also be given top consideration for supporting PMC,” Dr Sapuri said.
Post Courier Forum:

Tell us more on ‘super’ hospital

WE do need a huge reinvigoration of the nation’s public health system, that is for sure.
Our health indicators, like the rates of death in young children and women in childbirth, are terrible and getting worse.
Some hospitals are getting better, others are getting worse. More grassroots services like those offered at health centres and aid posts, are very often worse than they were at Independence.
These factors combine to make for disillusionment in many people, such as with the recently announced decision to foster a huge new private hospital on the outskirts of the National Capital District.
While we welcome the move for such a hospital, it is not clear at this stage about the way it will operate and what effect it will have on the public budget for our existing hospitals, health centres and aid posts.
Medical Society president Mathias Sapuri says the new project will not eat away at the government funding of our health facilities. The new project, to be called the Pacific Medical Centre, will be built by the Government, non-government organisations and the private sector.
It will offer training opportunities for doctors and nurses and technicians who repair medical equipment. Yet it appears the project won approval without involving the expertise of our local medical profession.
Longtime university staffer Dr John Vince, the acting dean of UPNG’s school of medicine and health sciences, says the PMC was a politicians’ project.
He said there might be a false impression that it had been discussed and approved by the Health Department and academic health training institutions. So if the project was not glimpsed or vetted by our local experts . . . why is that so?
Surely any major project for Papua New Guinea should be bounced off the local professions with responsibilities in that domain! We believe it would be useful if the partners, including our own government, spelled out the details and answered the questions. This newspaper has often spoken of the need to have medical expertise and equipment within our country, to reduce the expense and troubles of going overseas. Yes, it is good for us but we want to know more on this “super’’ hospital!
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April 24th, 2010, 12:41 am #8

The article below does not reflect the views of the PNG medical society members: It reflects the views of a the few selfserving medical specialists in medical profession who are willing to use the suffering of the poor papuanewguineans for their own gains.

Shame on Sapuri

PNGMS supports new medical centre

THE PNG Medical Society (PNGMS) fully supports the Government’s proposed construction of the state-of-the-art multi-million-kina Pacific Medical Centre (PMC).
PNGMS president Dr Mathias Sapuri said it was time the country had a high-tech hospital to complete the nation’s entire health spectrum.
“The health system in PNG is made up of aid posts, health centres, provincial and base hospitals and PMC will complete the whole system.
“PNG needs to establish a high state-of-the-art hospital because we don’t have one now,” he said.
He said the society had been in close consultation with the parties involved
in the proposed project from the beginning.
Dr Sapuri called on those who opposed the project to set aside their differences and work together.
“Those who criticise PMC have no heart for PNG.
“Let’s work together to accomplish our goal,” he said in response to
negative public feedback following the announcement of the proposed PMC.
He said the people should not think that the money allocated for the project could be used to fix or upgrade existing health facilities like the Port Moresby General Hospital (POMGH) which have already been allocated funding.
“PMC is a golden opportunity for training as well,” he said.
“The opportunity can be used to build a post-graduate medical school, providing specialist training.
“The advantage of training that the hospital can provide in the area of biomedical engineering and nursing care must also be given top consideration for supporting PMC,” Dr Sapuri said.
Mathias Sapuri in recent times have become a flabouyant playboy of the medical profession. His recent big time loss with UPNG management says it all. Get back to medicine. You are stepping into shoes that are not meant for you.
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May 31st, 2010, 5:13 am #9

Anyone with a negative mind-set is opposed to progress and development. Conservative individuals with ENVY ... critics are always opposed to any development progress and hinderance to society and society's well being. You call yurself professionals????? BIG LAUGH
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June 2nd, 2010, 12:27 am #10

The article below does not reflect the views of the PNG medical society members: It reflects the views of a the few selfserving medical specialists in medical profession who are willing to use the suffering of the poor papuanewguineans for their own gains.

Shame on Sapuri

PNGMS supports new medical centre

THE PNG Medical Society (PNGMS) fully supports the Government’s proposed construction of the state-of-the-art multi-million-kina Pacific Medical Centre (PMC).
PNGMS president Dr Mathias Sapuri said it was time the country had a high-tech hospital to complete the nation’s entire health spectrum.
“The health system in PNG is made up of aid posts, health centres, provincial and base hospitals and PMC will complete the whole system.
“PNG needs to establish a high state-of-the-art hospital because we don’t have one now,” he said.
He said the society had been in close consultation with the parties involved
in the proposed project from the beginning.
Dr Sapuri called on those who opposed the project to set aside their differences and work together.
“Those who criticise PMC have no heart for PNG.
“Let’s work together to accomplish our goal,” he said in response to
negative public feedback following the announcement of the proposed PMC.
He said the people should not think that the money allocated for the project could be used to fix or upgrade existing health facilities like the Port Moresby General Hospital (POMGH) which have already been allocated funding.
“PMC is a golden opportunity for training as well,” he said.
“The opportunity can be used to build a post-graduate medical school, providing specialist training.
“The advantage of training that the hospital can provide in the area of biomedical engineering and nursing care must also be given top consideration for supporting PMC,” Dr Sapuri said.
I'm all in support for depriving the little people in our villages of all medicine except panadol so that we can build this world class hospital to serve our rich bureaucrats, businessmen and MPS.

Of course, the foreigners will still go overseas for their medical needs. Maybe the villagers can save up their money and join them.
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