PNG benefits from basic anaesthesia equipment

While the devices are standard in Australia, 77,000 operating theatres around the world don’t have access to them, with an estimated 35 million patients at risk annually, according to the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).

“In developed countries, where pulse oximeters are standard equipment, the risk of death from anaesthesia is as low as one in 200,000 anaesthetics administered, compared to
one in 133 in Africa,” Dr Michael Cooper, chairman of the ANZCA Overseas Aid Committee, said in a media statement.

Senior PNG