The Taurama road hospital drive is a hazard

It doesn’t take to much brains to expect that on a stretch of road that runs parallel to the biggest tertiary hospital in PNG, the Port Moresby General Hospital there will be sick people, disabled people and their relative who will be needing to cross at a higher frequency than any other road in the city.

Unfortunately for these people they have to be extra diligent in their look out for danger that is posed by reckless speeding drivers who seem to not have a care in the world about the fact that located here is the highest concentration of the city’s sick and debilitated.

One any given day there are numerous near misses, at times collisions causing injury and at times death due to collisions with motor vehicles.

Maybe it is high time  some clear speed sign and perhaps speed humps be placed in this stretch of the Taurama road to increase driver awareness of the dangers of speeding particularly in this area.

Pictured below is a person on a wheelchair trying to and fortunately succeeding in crossing the road today to reach the hospital while drivers zipped to and fro in a mad frenzy to go wherever it is they were trying to go.

It is unfortunate that as a society we cannot develop a sense of internally derived concern, respect and common sense to realise that we are driving in a hospital zone and to slow down.

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Slow down people, slow down….

About Dr. Poyap J Rooney

Dr. Rooney is a medical doctor who has gained both his undergraduate medical degree and more recently his post graduate masters degree in clinical biochemistry at the University of Papua New Guinea.
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