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Gerehu General Hospital has no drug shortage scare

The NEC declared new Level 5 Gerehu General Hospital by Hon. Minister for Health & HIV/AIDS and Member for Moresby North West.  On Tuesday the 11th April 2017 claims by unknown persons allerdging  shortage of anti-asthmatic medications, antibiotics for adults and infants was incorrect.

Dr. Steven Yennie, the newly appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Gerehu General Hospital by the new sworn in Hospital Boards, strongly rebutted and condemned this adulterated media statements released as baseless and unfactual as his Office was not notified of or made aware of any medicines shortage scare as claimed.

We are managing all our pharmaceuticals supplies appropriately to ensure daily dispensing to both out patients, Emergencies and inpatients are adequate and restocking is done timely.
Gerehu General Hospital is not facing shortage of medicines and is not down playing any potential risks to patients seeking medical help in Gerehu General Hospital as claimed by the sources and the public must be fully made aware of this fact.
Sources which leaked such information are unreliable and is strongly condemned in its entirety, said the Acting Chief Executive Officer.
Gerehu General Hospital is managing well all its supplies of pharmaceuticals from the Badili Area Medical Store.
The Department of Health is aware of some drugs running short but managing the procurements of  drugs for the whole country as clearly stated by Secretary for Health Mr. Pascoe Kase in his concluding remarks during the swearing in of the new Board Members for Gerehu General Hospital on the 10th April 2017.
Normally, when supplies of certain medications rans out from hospital pharmacy stock, patients will be asked to pick their medicines at another public hospital dispensary or private pharmacy while normal restocking process is done. This is a standardised and normal practise in all public hospitals and private pharmacies through PNG.
Media personal’s are advised and discouraged from publishing incorrect and unauthorized information’s collected on the streets which will instigate fears and concerns to the general public.
The Office of the Acting CEO and the Hospital Board Chairman are the only authorized body to release any media statements regarding status for Gerehu General Hospital.
Staffs of Gerehu General Hospital and any public with ulterior motives are warned to refrain from such unlawful actions as its carries serious consequences.  
Chief Executive Officer’s office is a public Office and is free for consultation by media personnel for dissemination of any factual unstale, reliable and correct information in every context for good public consumption.

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