Kumul Petroleum presents specialist medical equipment to Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

by PNG Business News - July 15, 2021

On 19 August 2020, Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (Kumul Petroleum) signed an MOA with the Ministry of Health and Port Moresby General Hospital to support the improvement of the Port Moresby General Hospital National Heart Centre.

Nine months later, Kumul Petroleum follows through on this commitment with the presentation of the first set of specialist medical equipment to the value of K656, 505 to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of the Port Moresby General Hospital.

Managing Director of Kumul Petroleum Wapu Sonk said the specialist equipment, purchased by the organisation with consultation by specialist doctors at Port Moresby General Hospital’s Cardiac Intensive Care Unit will support the treatment of Papua New Guinean’s who suffer from heart disease and other lifestyle diseases that result in heart attacks.

According to Dr Paki Molumi, Chief Executive Officer of Port Moresby General Hospital as of beginning of 2000 the Internal Medicine hospital admission data beginning to showed significant shift from predominantly Infectious Diseases to almost equal with Life Style Disease. And these Life Style Disease includes Hypertension, Cholesterol, COPD or Chronic Obstructive Air ways Disease, Diabetics, Kidney Disease, Cancer, CVA-Stroke and Coronary Artery Disease.

Hypertension will associated with high cholesterol, Diabetic and they result in either Heart Attacks (CAD), CVA-Stroke or Kidney Disease, so the patients have more than one of these disease together.

“The three years hospital admission statistics is quiet obvious that though TB and HIV maybe still the leading causes of hospital admission there is truly huge surge in Life Style Disease to almost equal in hospital admission. Therefore the Port Moresby Cardiac Services both “ Non-Invasive and Invasive is a really a big need for every Papua New Guinean.”

To bolster its efforts in managing the multi-million kina project with the Ministry of Health and respective specialist centres including ANGAU Cancer Services, Kumul Petroleum has established a charitable arm, the Kumul Petroleum Foundation to oversee the projects to its fulfilment.

Chief Executive Officer of Kumul Petroleum Foundation William Bando who was present at the presentation acknowledged the need for specialist healthcare to receive equipment that will address the growing need for attention to cardiac intensive care.

On this occasion, Kumul Petroleum acknowledged the leadership of health workers to ensure that they continue to serve the health needs of communities and said that this initiative is a part of the greater contribution by Kumul Petroleum to support the health sector combat and contain the threat of COVID-19 by ensuring that there are specialist equipment at major hospitals in the country.



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