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January 21, 2021

PM Cautions On Spread Of TB

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Prime Minister Peter O&rsquO’Neill has raised concerns over the spread of tuberculosis.

He called on the public to take early warning signs seriously and get treatment as soon as possible.


The remarks come after talks with the Director of the World Health Organisation.


Prime Minister Peter O&rsquO’Neill says since the advent of free basic health care recently, there have been improvements, but considerable challenges remain, especially where TB is concerned.


He said shortfalls include delivery issues when drugs are not delivered on time, which causes patients to miss out on the required dosage. 


The government will also be carrying out awareness on the outbreak of measles.


The Prime Minister also spoke about his recent attendance at the Pacific Islands Forum, congratulating Dame Meg Taylor for making PNG proud by being elected Secretary General of the Forum Secretariat.


Climate change mitigation was discussed, as well as Fiji’s inclusion in the Forum after it carries out fresh democratic elections.


He also paid tribute to prominent Papua New Guineans that passed away on the weekend which included former EM TV Journalist, Jerry Ginua.


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