Korobosea Medical Clinic – Business Profile.

Business Address:

Sec 84, Lot 22, Doreen Place, Korobosea, NCD, Papua New Guinea Ph: 73304080, 72450527

email: southpacdxt@gmail.com

Postal Address:

PO Box 1238, Waterfront,

Konedobu, NCD, Papua New Guinea

Contact person: Dr. Poyap J Rooney

Our logo:

The area that is now the suburb of Korobosea was an area that the traditional Motu-Koitabu land owners used to forage around for eggs of the flightless bird they called ‘Koro’. ‘Bosea’ is the word for basket, because the nest of the Koro bird resembled a basket.

South Pacific Diagnostic Technologies Ltd (SPDT Ltd) was established to venture into the diagnostic technology supply industry in PNG.  Our early market research showed that the market was held by a handful of mostly foreign owned, locally registered companies.

We felt that we could have competitive advantage through proper user need assessment and sourcing out the most appropriate available diagnostic technology in the market to suit PNG’s low resource setting without compromising quality.

Currently we have a well-established relationship with 2 major internationally reputable manufacturers of diagnostic equipment.

Alere (Now Abbot)

We have been the authorised distributor of several point of care (POC) test analyser for Alere since 2014. (See below).  We have sold several of these analyser to our PNG customers who continue to order test consumables from us. While these orders quantities have been low we are confident that we will see increase in sales in the nexts few months to years as more and more healthcare provider see that benefit of having these tests available.

NB: Alere has only recently in Novemeber 2017 been acquired by Addott diagnostics.

H3 Diagnostic and YHLO

More recently, in early 2017 we sign our second major distributorship agreement with H3 diagnostic, an Australian-based company that represents the manufacture of various analysers that have entered the market and seeing strong growth internationally (see below).

So far we have not yet sold any YHLO products however we do use their UNION Immunoanalyser at our primary healthcare facility, Korobosea Medical Clinic and Laboratory Services.  The UNION analyser has allowed us to expand our testing capabilities and because we are ordering directly from the manufacturers we are able to offer these tests at a competitive price compared to our competitors.


  1. The epoc blood analyser.

A robust hand held analyser (reader) and computer designed to give laboratory quality results for blood gas, electrolytes, creatinine, lactate and glucose (and other calculated parameters) at the point of care using compact tests card that incorporate all necessary reagents and stored at room temperature..

11 critical tests on a single card                  

pH          pO2        K+           Cl-           Lac          Hct

pCO2     Na+        Ca++      Glu         Crea

Calculated values                             

AGap     cHCO3 –                BE(ecf) cSO2      eGFR

AGapK cTCO2   BE(b)     cHgb      eGFR-a            

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2. Triage MeterPro analyser

The Alere Triage MeterPro is utilised in thousands of healthcare facilities worldwide. With a variety of individual tests and panels, the Triage system provides rapid results at the point of care, supporting accelerated treatment decisions.

Lab Quality at POC Speed

  • Built-in Quality Controls
  • Lot-specific assay calibration
  • QC material available
  • Operator ID and QC lockouts
  • Ability to run batch testing
  • Whole blood, plasma or


These test are essential for the proper evaluation of critically ill patients presenting to emergency.  Both the epoc and the triage meterPro analysers allow doctors caring for these patients to perform these important blood test and have results ready in less than 15 minutes, which helps them make quick potential lifesaving treatment decisions.

3. The Afinion AS100 Analyzer provides valuable near patient testing for today’s busy healthcare professionals who understand the value of knowing now. The Alere Afinion Test System utilises the latest technology and provides a simple, fast and reliable method to bring more to your in-office evaluations.

  • Muliple analytes on one system – HbA1c,
  • Lipid Panel, ACR and CRP
  • 3 minute HbA1c
  • 5 minute Albumin/Creatinine Ratio (ACR)
  • Short test time provides the opportunity for

more timely treatment changes

  • Easy sample collection and operation, minimal training required
  • Reliable, laboratory-quality results






More details about the above analysers can be found on the enclosed brochures and on the Alere website on



4 The YHLO Union automated enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).

In early 2017 we entered an agreement with H3 DIAGNOSTICS, an Australian company that represents the Chinese diagnostic manufacturing company YHLO.

South Pacific Diagnostic Technologies ltd is now the official sub distributor of YHLO diagnostic products in PNG.

The main analyser from YHLO that we are using at our pathology laboratory is the YHLO UNION Immunoanalyser.

The UNION analyser takes an old testing principle, i.e the ELISA, and puts it on an automated platform making it easier to perform ELISA testing in small to medium size laboratory. The cost per test is affordable and the analyser itself is robust and has low maintenance requirements.



5. Hemocue 201 Hb point of care analyser

Uncompromising Accuracy

Providing lab accuracy and ease of use, the HemoCue ® Hb 201+ system has become a standard in Hb point-of-care testing. Healthcare providers around the world rely on the immediate results so they can make the right decisions when they need them most — right at the point of care.

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6. The Innovative Difference for Faster Care

With groundbreaking technology, the HemoCue WBC DIFF makes it possible to get not only lab-accurate white blood cell counts but also five -part differentials at the point of care. In just five minutes, you have accurate counts for neutrophils,  lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils. Fitting seamlessly into a variety of clinical applications and even remote field clinics, the benefits are clear.

Immediate WBC DIFF counts can mean the difference between waiting and taking action at the point of care — helping you move from assessment to treatment within minutes rather than hours or days.

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Primary Healthcare and Pathology testing services.

In 2016 we opened our small community-based primary healthcare and pathology testing facility, Korobosea Medical Clinic.   We are located short distances away from Port Moresby General Hospital, and two other major PNG Hospitals.




We offer general practice (GP) services which includes the facilitation of consultation by our our specialist associates admission to Hospital if required.  Currently Dr Rooney is seeing patients by appointments only mainly after 4pm, during weekdays and on Saturday mornings.

The fact that we order directly from manufacturers means that we can offer our tests at very competitive prices. We believe our services will create much needed competition in an otherwise small private healthcare and pathology testing market.  This can only be of benefit to the people of PNG.

Primary Healthcare services:

Specialist consultation and referral for elective cases.

We enjoy a good collegial working relationship with several hospital-based, specialist medical doctors who consult patient at the clinic and also can arrange hospital admission if required.

Occupational Health.

We believe a healthy workforce will be a productive one. We offer several health programs for organisations who have made the health of their workers a priority.  We can give seminars at business houses and even conduct health checks either onsite or at the clinic.  We believe this area of occupational health will grow when the PNG economy starts to pick up again.

 Aviation Medicine

Rooney has a post graduate diploma in aviation medicine and is awaiting appointment as a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) by the civil aviation safety authority (CASA). Once DAME status has been given we can start marketing of services for pilots and other aviation industry personnel who require regular medical examination for the license renewal.

Chronic disease management:

Chronic diseases are medical conditions that a person will have for the rest of their lives. This group of diseases include – Diabetes, High blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, asthma, chronic obstructive airway disease, and many others.

Chronic diseases require a different approach to acute sicknesses that a patient may have for short periods of time onle.  For example in diabetes the promotion of self care and the education of patients about their own condition is very important so that they can also participate in their own care.

Many times with chronic disease a multidisciplinary approach is needed and it is important that the referral on communication between the different health professionals involved in a person’s condition is coordinated so that care is as efficiant and effective as possible.

Electronic patient medical records Papua New Guinea

Most of our records, medical, financial and inventory are on a computer network with a dedicated server and is backup on a regular basis.  The software program we use is called Patient Manager Advanced (PMA) from the European-based software publishing company called VeriKal.  We are also the authorised distributor of this and other software produced by VertiKal in PNG.

This system allows our front desk staff to schedule appointments and reminders, send messages from the software via mobile SMS or email.  This has been a very worthwhile investment as we have found it very useful.


More information can be found on here however if you purchase from us you will get a 30% discount for the very useful software.

Building and environment


The clinic itself is very comfortable with a reception and waiting room to fit 10 people comfortably.  It has a central coffee table with assorted magazines and other interesting reading material and a television. The doctors room is fully kitted for a primary healthcare setting and emergency resuscitation equipment should a patients develops an emergency after arriving.  The pathology area is located towards the back of the clinic and contains all our laboratory analysers and equipment.

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Car parking and outdoor waiting areas

We have a secure car parking area to fit 3 cars and a separate emergency ambulance bay. Clients also have the option to use the outdoor waiting area should they wish. This area is furnished with seats and tables, vegetation and a small water fountain and has plenty of shade.  It has a designated smoking and chewing area.


Future plans.

We have grown steadily over the last few years and have consolidated our relationship with our suppliers, agents and our customers and clients.  We are continuously working at improving our systems and the quality of the services we provide.

We are hopeful that the next 5 years will see even more steady growth and expansion of our services.

We are passionate about what we do and have a genuine desired to see the improvement of the health status of our individual clients as well as the wider community.

We have already contributed to the training and professional development of the numerous employees we have seen pass through and we hope to formalised our training and partnership with the bigger hospitals and the University of PNG so that we can contribute more in the future to the development of the different cadre of health professional in the country.

We also plan to explore the potential of developing relationship with rural health facilities as part of our social responsibility and our desire to see the improvement in health even in rural based communities.  This is something that has always been part of our vision.  We have already started preliminary discussions with a couple of rural communities and hope to develop a working relationship soon.

We recently landed another sale of the epoc and the triage Meterpro analyser to Gerehu Hospital and see this as a major achievement as we anticipate that they will utilise these two analyser more for the benefit of their patients.

We know that these two analysers are the best and most appropriate analysers for emergency departments, intensive care units and operating theatres throughout the country and hope to see its uptake in the coming years.

Our pathology testing capabilities

HbA1c K75
Urine Albumin: creatinine ratio K75
Lipid profile K85
C- reactive protein K75
Troponin I K75
Creatinine (eGFR) K75
Electrolytes (Na+, Cl-, K+) K75
Full blood examination K75
Total PSA K75
Thyroid Function  
TSH K125
fT4 K125
Serum VitB12 K175
Serum Folate K175
Ferritin K75
Vitamin D 25-OH K75
Malaria (RDT) K25
Dengue N2 antigen (RDT) K55
Dengue IgM K55
Dengue IgG K55
Microscopy +/- gram stain K75
HIV – Ig/Ag combo (Alere) K75
Syphilis K75
HepBsAg K75
CA125 K75
CA15.3 K75
CA19.9 K75
FSH K125
hCG K125
PRL K125
AMH K225
Anti-TG-IgG K175
Anti-MPO-IgG K175
Anti-TPO-IgG K175

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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3 Responses to Korobosea Medical Clinic – Business Profile.

  1. lunaar3 says:

    Thanks doc. Impressive work you’re doing. And great company profile. We’ll surely consider your facility for any tests not available at PMGH/CPHL. Like some of lab equipment but building space to keep them and operate from is the hold up.

    Have a pleasant week.

    On 5 Mar 2018 15:16, “Papua New Guinea – Health” wrote:

    > [image: Boxbe] This message is eligible > for Automatic Cleanup! (comment-reply@wordpress.com) Add cleanup rule > > | More info > > > Dr. Poyap J Rooney posted: “Business Address: Sec 84, Lot 22, Doreen > Place, Korobosea, NCD, Papua New Guinea Ph: 73304080 , > 72450527 email: southpacdxt@gmail.com Postal Address: PO > Box 1238, Waterfront, Konedobu, NCD, Papua New Guinea Contact person: Dr. > Poyap J Rooney Ou” >

  2. koromedical@gmail.com says:

    Here is a dream we are dreaming and wish for it to become our new reality in primary care practice. As a primary health practitioner as well as a Pathologist I personally have the view that the standard of overall healthcare would improve immensely if the primary Care practioners around our country were better equipped with appropriate diagnostic tools. Not only the physical tools but also the mental, spiritual, thinking systems tools to deliver what the people truly deserve.

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