THE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTRE
Enlarged in 1982 through a gift from Bougainville Copper Limited, the Centre caters for the health needs of students, staff and the surrounding community.
In addition, it contributes in the health education field with a programme of lectures and slide presentations covering, amongst other things, preventive medicine and training in preparation for possible emergencies.
All new students are required to undergo a medical examination as soon as possible after their arrival at the University. Such examinations enable the doctors and their team of staff (which include Chief Medical Officer (Doctor) an Health Extension Officer as well as a number of Nursing Sisters) to detect at an early stage, possible health problems and to take appropriate remedial actions. Many of these health problems are caused by malaria, and the Centre plays an active part in the battle against the disease - through spraying the removal of water traps on the Campus, as well as through treatment.
The Medical Center sees approximately 5, 000 cases per month. The Medical Center provides basic services 24 hours a week. There is an ambulance services in case of emergencies.
Monday to Friday: 8am-4pm | 4pm-10pm
Weekends/Public Holidays: 9am-4pm
· Family Planning
· Well-baby Clinic
· TB Treatment Centre
The Medical Center also carries out health promotion and education with lectures and presentations on health tips and emergency response. All new students are required to undergo a medical examination as soon as possible after their arrival at the University. The medical examinations enable the medical team to detect possible health problems and take appropriate remedial actions. Most cases are treated for malaria, and the Centre plays an active part in the battle against the disease with fogging (spraying), and removal of water traps apart from providing treatment. The medical team includes; the Chief Medical Officer (Doctor) a Health Extension Officer and a number of nurses.