Wewak Hospital needs X-ray equipment

November 22, 2011 at 8:13 am (Aid, AusAID, Commentary, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, PNG Health, Wewak)

David Wall MC11-649

No X-ray machine at the Wewak Hospital
From: David Wall (mahal362000@yahoo.com.au)
To: ahcpmsb_consular@dfat.gov.au;
Cc: kevin.rudd@dfat.gov.au;
Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2011 4:36 PM
Attention: His Excellency, Mr Ian Kemish, AM, Australia’s High Commissioner to PNG
My dear High Commissioner,
I’m sure you are unaware that for months the Wewak Hospital in the East Sepik has been without an X-ray. I recently visited Wewak. I was most concerned to see that the lack of suitable X-ray equipment severely restricted diagnostic procedures in the hospital.
The East Sepik is an area that is dear to my heart. I lived there and worked for the Health Department in the days of Australian Administration, and I’m concerned that the people lack this essential piece of equipment in their hospital.
As an immediate measure, a portable X-ray machine could be purchased for about $7000.00 and flown to Wewak.
Perhaps AusAid could be contacted requesting some action in supplying this equipment to the Wewak Hospital.
I realize that in the context of your wide and involved scale of duties as High Commissioner, this request could perhaps be considered of little importance, but anything you can do would be of great help to the Sepik people.
With all good wishes and kind regards,
David Wall

1 Comment

  1. deberigny said,

    David Wall MC11-649
    Click on this link as it appears above email copy for AusAID’s reply – goodness knows when Wewak Hospital will get an X-ray!

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