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The Pacific Games Medical Committee is looking at engaging 200 volunteers to assist them run medical services during the Games in July, next year. Chairman of the Committee Professor Tefuarani
02 Oct 2014 12:39

The Pacific Games Medical Committee is looking at engaging 200 volunteers to assist them run medical services during the Games in July, next year.

Chairman of the Committee Professor Tefuarani who is also the executive dean of the School of Medicine Health Services at the University of PNG and president of the Medical Society of PNG has called on medical practitioners there to voluntarily provide support as it maps out a strategy on how best it will provide medical services to athletes, spectators and visitors during the Games.

Professor Tefuarani said the committee is made up of qualified doctors who are working to ensure the best medical services are provided to everyone during the Games.

“We have already sent word out that we are looking for volunteers through the recent medical symposium.

“The 2015 Pacific Games is a national event and we would like those in the medical profession to support us during the Games,” he said.

Other key members and groups of the committee include Dr Bernie Amof, Dr Gideon Kendino, Dr David Inaho, Dr Lucy John, Lydia McCarthy Pulotu, Dr Michael Wilson, St John Ambulance, Port Moresby General Hospital, NCD Health, National Department of Health as well as a number of private organisations.

The 2015 Pacific Games Medical Committee will oversee a large and diverse team that will ensure that a whole host of services such as First Aid, sports medicine, diagnostic services, emergency care, and public health planning and prevention are delivered to athletes as well as spectators and other important guests.

A polyclinic at the Athletes Village will provide services to over 4000 athletes and officials and St John will provide spectator medical services at venues

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