Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Niblett recognised for services with order of Lohohu Award

Long serving doctor at the Lae Angau Memorial Hospital Cancer Ward, the late Dr. John Stokes Niblett received an award for the member of the Order of Logohu for his services in health for cancer management in the country.

The award was received by his wife Mrs Andrea Niblett yesterday at the government house from the Governor General Sir Bob Dadae following the orders of PNG 2017 New Year’s honours Investiture ceremony.

“I’m happy that he received this award. He was still alive when it was announced last year; however he passed away without really receiving the award which I received on behalf of him,”
“I’m so happy that the government recognized the contribution of my late husband Dr John Stokes Niblet for what he has done for Papua New Guinea,” said Mrs Niblett.

Mrs Niblett added that the dream of the late Dr. John Stokes Niblet was to save as many Papua New Guinean’s from Cancer because there is not enough help from the government to curb cancer.
“Why is there a manager when there’s nothing to manage because there is no treatment for cancer, chemo therapy alone is not enough, surgery alone is not enough?”

She further said, “To address cancer treatment there should be radiation therapy, there should be a radiation oncologist and there should be a proper doctor”. PNGFM