16 Jun 2017

Nationwide drug crisis in PNG hospitals

From , 3:05 pm on 16 June 2017

A nationwide drug crisis has crippled hospitals and health centres in Papua New Guinea, with some hospitals completely running out of supplies.

The country has faced a shortage for months after the government's drug-buying tender lapsed in December.

Some hospitals have resorted to desperate measures to keep themselves afloat, while some have closed altogether.

Jamie Tahana reports.