The need for health services continues to be felt in many of the remote communities of Papua New Guinea.
This need was experienced again recently when a first- time father was faced with the likelihood of losing his wife after she developed complications following the delivery of their first son in the village.
|Josephine Barak being taken aboard the medivac helicopter|
The team, using a satellite phone communicated the emergency to the Wafi-Golpu project office. Timon Ifame, a male nurse was flown by helicopter to the village and attended to the patient. After performing medical checks, he concluded that the patient needed to go to Angau Hospital.
Ms Barak was medivac by helicopter to the Lae Hospital, accompanied by her husband, new born son and VBA Zenon.
She is one of the many local people from the remote communities that have been assisted by MMJV operations at Hidden Valley Mine, Wafi-Golpu project, and Regional Exploration.