By PNG Echo
This writer is a non-medical, interested observer, of Tuberculosis (TB) who, having been expertly informed by leading global medicos and researchers (as an invited fellow of the National Press Foundation to the World Conference on Lung Health 2012 in Kuala Lumpur) and who having witnessed, first hand, its devastation in the district of Goilala, Central Province, has been been writing about it ever since.
In particular, I have bothered, cajoled, shamed (tried to) and bullied everyone and anyone I could with the purpose of getting a ‘GeneXpert’ diagnostic machine for the remote clinic in Tapini, Goilala in the Central Province.
It’s been to absolutely no avail.
Heartache by the (increasing) number
On reading in Post Courier (1 September, 2014) that:
Tubeculosis (sic) cases in Central Province are on the rise,
my frustration has become palpable.