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How long can the sick wait? | By Rosa Koian

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

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 centers 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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