Paris, France, August 22, 2019 - Pacific International Hospital (PIH), situated in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG)’s capital has gained Accredited Service Provider status within the International Assistance Group.
With the per capita expenditure on health in Papua New Guinea being significantly below the international average, Pacific International Hospital, as a private hospital provides the highest level of medical care in Port Moresby and the surrounding islands. It is the only hospital in Papua New Guinea with interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery, endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery suites.
Pacific International Hospital is a focal point for international visitors requiring medical treatment. Over 2000 foreign patients are treated each year in this facility, which is equipped with digital X-Ray, MRI, CT Scan and Ultrasound. They provide a helipad to receive incoming serious cases from other parts of the country, including many very remote areas.
Col Sandeep S Shaligram, CEO stated " The Pacific International Hospitals have always been at the forefront of introducing cutting edge Medical technology and Tertiary care services, hitherto not available in Papua New Guinea. Our Hospitals at Port Moresby and Lae have provided clinical services to the resident and visiting populations in the country for over two decades. We have been successful in introducing and maintaining international standards of healthcare by optimising our world class facilities and dedicated team of Healthcare professionals".
Inbound visitor numbers to Papua New Guinea are estimated in the 120,000 to 130,000 brackets, with approximately 60% coming from Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, there is a large expatriate workforce mainly engaged in mining and resources. So, Pacific International Hospital is geared-up for accidents and emergencies, in addition to a range of other disciplines. With the nearest hospital offering emergency and 24-hour acute care being in Cairns, Australia, some 840 kilometres away, the services of Pacific International Hospital are vital in a challenging geographical area for providing immediate treatment and stabilisation if onward travel is medically necessary.