Papua New Guineas continue to seek costly but vital medical treatment overseas if it is not available here.
Retire former assistant commissioner for Police Fed Sheekiot is the latest national seeking financial assistance for a life-saving heart operation.
Sixty-year-old Fed Sheekiot, from Mambuan village in Bogia, Madang Province, has Blocked Coronary Arteries, a heart condition that cannot be treated in,the country.
This former assistant commissioner for Police should be enjoying a well-deserved retirement with his family instead he has to find a hundred thousand kina for a life-saving heart operation in Singapore.
He was presented on Tuesday with a cheque of K20, 000 from the PNG-China Friendship Association. The assistance couldn’t have come at a better time.
Mr. Sheekiot’s doctor recommended him get angiogram and angio-plasty procedures done overseas, to clear up his arteries.
His family hopes the K100, 000 can be raised before April. They are appealing to the public for kind donations. Anyone wishing to assist may do so directly to Mr. Sheekiot’s Westpac Bank, Waigani Beach… Account Number: 6002104444.
For details, you can contact his daughter Mollie Sheekiot on 7149-8580 or his sister Damaris Pais on 7293-1531.