Heart by-pass surgery now available in PNG

2:11 pm on 29 June 2015

Coronary artery bypass surgery is now available in Papua New Guinea after Pacific International Hospital made history by conducting two operations.

The Post Courier reports the hospital's deputy chair Mathias Sapuri as saying he was proud to announce the surgery could now be done in the country.

Dr Sapuri says it is historic as the hospital can now conduct open heart operations for all conditions at all times and people won't have to travel or wait for the annual open heart programme.