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Port Moresby Medical Service

The Port Moresby Medical Service has an excellent reputation when it comes to providing effective and budget medical services.

Primary Health Care and Preventative Medicine are our objectives.  We try to achieve this by providing highly skilled and competent Medical Practitioners and support staff backed up by a modern and up to date facility. Our aim has always been and will always be to provide swift and efficient service.

Port Moresby Medical Service is located at East Boroko, in the City of Port Moresby at the corner of Vaivai Avenue and Mavaru Street.  It was established in 1985, by Dr. Stephen Webb, one of Port Moresby’s most prominent General Practitioner.

Facilities on premises consist of, amongst others, a reception area capable of sitting up to twenty five patients at any one time, four private consultation rooms, minor operating theatre, pathology room, x-ray room, pharmacy, single delivery room, three bed observation out-patient and seven single room equipped with telephone and one executive ensuite in-patient ward.  There is ample car parking facility with security on the premises.

The services we provide are set out in detail, attached herein.  In essence the services include General Practice, Specialist Practice, Maternity, Minor Surgery, Pathology, X-ray, Pharmaceutical, and variety of Medical Examinations.  These services are managed by the Administration staff consisting of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and an Office Manager with fully computerised Accounting, Appointment, Pathology and Clinical sections.  Our IT section is managed by an in-house Computer Support Specialist.  Our aim has always been and will always be to provide a swift and efficient service.

Whilst we do all we can to assist our patients we also have an excellent referral system in place between Port Moresby General Hospital in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and the Cairns Private Hospital in Cairns, Australia for Specialist support services.

Our current team of professional staff includes three full time Medical Practitioners and part time visiting Specialist Medical Practitioners.  Full time Medical Practitioners include Dr. A. Chelvanathan, Dr. A. Laup and Dr. S. Laka.

Dr. Chelvanathans' qualification includes Fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioner, Fellow of Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine, Master in Aerospace Medicine and Medical Review Officer. He is also an approved Designated Aviation Medical Examiner for Papua New Guinea and Australia and a CAA NZ ME. Apart from Medicine he holds Pilot license for Papua New Guinea and Australia and a Post Graduate Aviation Management Certificate. He is also Hyperbaric and a Divining practitioner.

The surgery is comprehensively equipped to fulfil its aim.  Details attached.

The past history and the latest development of the surgery speaks for itself in that it shows clearly its dedication to patient care and therefore a clear indication that Port Moresby Medical Service is here to stay for years to come.

Our Services

Our Doctors


Aviation Medical Practitioner, General Practitioner, Hyperbaric Physician


General Practitioner


General Practitioner

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10 :30 AM - 12:30 PM

Public Holidays
10: 30 AM - 12:30 PM


Contact Us

+675 325 6633

+675 325 6953


Postal Address
P.O Box 7112, Boroko,
Papua New Guinea

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