Ausmat ready to do battle in PNG

THE first three members of the Australian Medical Assistance Team (Ausmat) arrived in Papua New Guinea last week, and another four are expected early this week.
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Staff Reporter

The Australian High Commission says the Ausmat members will begin work supporting the PNG government's pandemic response immediately after their quarantine.
 
High commissioner Jon Philp says Australia is keen to help, just as PNG and Australia always try and help each other in difficult times.
 
''At the beginning of the year, Papua New Guinea helped Australia by providing assistance during our bushfires, and now we're helping with the coronavirus," he said.
 
The seven medical specialists, including emergency care clinicians, are part of Australia's response to PNG's call for international assistance through the World Health Organisation.
 
"Australia is offering the Ausmat team to PNG at no cost to the PNG government, as part of Australia's support to PNG's Covid-19 response," the High Commission said.

 

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