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The National Department Of Health is a statutory Organization focused on delivering better health services to the people of Papua New Guinea to:

  • Medical Supplies Reforms.
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  • Capacity Building for Health Leaders
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PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTER

During my short time as Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS, the greatest challenge we now face as a part of the global community, and as a country, is the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This assessment of risk of spread and risk of impact of COVID-19 is very high at the global level – and this very high risk assessment also applies to PNG.
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COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization. Most common symptoms:
  • fever
  • dry cough
  • tiredness
Less common symotoms:
  1. aches and pains
  2. sore throat
  3. diarrhoea
  4. conjunctivitis
  5. headache
  6. loss of taste or smell
  7. a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes.
Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions. Follow advice provided by your local health authority. To prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible.
  • Don'touch your eyes,nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.
  • Calling in advance allows your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This protects you, and prevents the spread of viruses and other infections.
Masks can help prevent the spread of the virus from the person wearing the mask to others. Masks alone do not protect against COVID-19, and should be combined with physical distancing and hand hygiene. Follow the advice provided by your local health authority.
  • After exposure to someone who COVID-19, do the following:
  • Call you health care provider or COVID-19 hotline to find out where and when to get a test.
  • Coorperate with contact-tracing procedures to stop the spread of the virus.
  • If testing is not avaailable, stay home and away from other for 14 days.
  • While you are in quarantine, do not go to work, to school or to public places. Ask someone to bring you supplies.
  • Keep at least a 1-meter distance from others, even from your family members.
  • Wear a medical mask to protect others, including if/when you need to seek medical care.
  • Clean your hands frequently.
  • Stay in a separate room from other family members, and if not possible, wear a medical mask.
  • Keep the room well-ventilated.
  • If you share a room, place beds at least 1 metre apart.
  • Monitor yourself for any symptoms for 14 days.
  • Call your health care provider immediately if you have any of these danger signs: difficulty, confusion or chest pain.
  • Stay posiyive by keeping in touch with loved ones by phone or online, and by exercising at home.

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Our Office Location

Ministry of Health
National Department of Health
AOPI Building Centre, Waigani Drive
Tower One
P O Box 807, Waigani 121
Port Moresby
National Capital District

Contact Number

(+675) 301 3634

Email Address

Email:health_ministry@health.gov.pg




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