Saturday, January 16, 2010
Sir Michael and Family donates Cholera medicine
CHRISTMAS is time to consider and helping the sick and poor. Likewise East Sepik regional MP and Prime Minister Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, wife Lady Veronica and family had special thoughts for the Cholera affected population of East Sepik this festive season and donated cartons of medicine to the East Sepik Cholera Task Force.
Provincial Advisor Health, Albert Bunat received the gifts and further handed it to head of provincial Cholera task force, Dr. John Sairere.
In a brief to Sir Michael before the presentation, Dr. Sairere revealed total Cholera cases in East Sepik so far at 433 with 11 deaths. One new death was reported from Marienberg health center. He said Cholera cases were on the rise at an average of five new cases a day and urged the Prime Minister to put down the money if the province was to stand against and contain the deadly disease.
PM's own Murik Lakes recorded 21 cases, Kambaramba 228, Moim 84, Angoram 52, Biwat 9, Marienberg 3, and Wewak 32 of which 16 came from Nambatu Basis settlement where most Murik people lives. The Somare family acknowledged the executive chairman of the City Pharmacy Group of Companies, Mahesh Patel who responded to their plea.