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How long can the sick wait?

Rosa KoianROSA KOIAN | My Land, My Country Blog

TODAY at the clinic I was glad to have special attention.

The doctor was very nice and we talked. I shared about what I witnessed in the clinics and health centres in the last four weeks in Port Moresby, Bereina, Kwikila and Hula.

Patients were turned away or prescriptions written for them due to no medicine. I saw sick people in bed, some putting their hand out for ‘quinine’.

I am lost for words when I visit one sick in Port Moresby. She is already tired of being sent to the pharmacy. Too weak to sit up she didn’t want to say any more.

The big question for me as I lay in bed trying to get well myself is how many people like my sisters in Baruni and Kamali in Rigo are giving up on life just because our health system continues to fail them – the sick.

I think of the doctors and nurses who dig into their pockets so that the sick can have that prescribed medicine from the pharmacy. Bless their hearts.

I think of the economic woes of this country and how the sick would choose food over medicine so that their families can have a meal.

How much longer can the sick wait? Think of the doctors and nurses who dig into their pockets so that the sick can have that prescribed medicine from the pharmacy. Bless their hearts.

I think of the economic woes of this country and how the sick would choose food over medicine so that their families can have a meal.

How much longer can the sick wait?

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Lindsay F Bond

EMTV reports 18/6/2017: "Pascoe Kase said that medicines have arrived already in PNG and medical suppliers are beginning to supply them."

Unbelievable? Media consumables, but scarce medical consumables?

Days before impending 2017 election, and still yet no show?

What is amazing, EMTV even mentioned it as a 'well-we-told-you' item, buried as line 13.

Lindsay F Bond

Now, mounting at Hagen...health services delivery is reportedly interrupted by lack of monetary provision. See in The National:

"Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority…Public health director Benson Safi told the crowd … the authority did not have money to buy medicine for the hospital."

These will be difficult days for much of PNG Highlands.

Response from Health Secretary Pascoe Kase? Belabouringly...

Will Highland folk be pleased to hear of supply of medical kits to health centres and aid posts? Which of these facilities remain operational and for what scope?

Will Highland folk buy Kase's diversionary comment, "five suppliers had been picked for a six-month trial"?

Mathias Kin

A very sad reality everywhere. I am in Nomane now and went to the health centre and was told there is no medicine to treat our sick people in this most remote part of PNG.

We must change this very bad government.

Lindsay F Bond

On report, as being fixed,
See: http://www.thenational.com.pg/drugs-crisis-fixed/

A
colt on the course
bolted off course
haltered pay purse
hadn’t seen wreak
hastened dearth
bothered folk worse
cometh on weak.
B
jolted by nurse
justified terse
halting disperse
holdings of lurks
haemorrhage perks
got of no works
gottens for jerks.
C
collared regrouped
chastened rebuked
doltish or duped
doled less of coup
dosed a reverse
corralled as coarse
colt warned from course.

`Robin Lillicrapp

Devastating outcomes from a failed public service provoking no response from the medically, well attended, officials in charge.

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