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06 October 2011


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I like the suggestion by Peter.

I think Sir Isi Kevau would be an ideal choice for a future Vice-Regal appointment for PNG.

Sir Isi Kevau KBE, Dean of the Medical School, UPNG and renowned heart specialist, is one of the unsung heroes of PNG.

He is world-recognised for his work in heart surgery, malaria treatment and tropical medicine.

He is a humble man, but his expertise has saved many lives. Bucking the trend of good PNG doctors moving to greener pastures, Sir Isi remains in PNG.

He has been the personal medical adviser to Michael Somare, but I believe his medical reputation is greater than any political points that may be scored.

His name has been mentioned as a possible future Governor-General. I believe this would be a just reward for a throughly professional and honest man who has dedicated his life to saving the lives of others.

It's very true. All the hospitals in PNG are in run-down state. The health professionals - like doctors, nurses, environmental health officers and CHW - are tired of working in such health facilities.

Many are moving to other workerforce or move overseas. Government must give the health sector a priority it deserves.

I believe better health services will have healthy people with a healthy economy.

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