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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

Monday, November 13, 2017

Madang set to build first cervical cancer clinic

THE Modilon Hospital in Madang says it receives two fully fledged cervical cancer patients every fortnight.
Gynaecologist Dr John Bolnga made the comment when more than K40,000 was presented to the hospital for the construction of a cervical cancer surveillance clinic.
“That means we treat 104 women with blown-up cervical cancer in one year,” Bolnga said.
He said that by having the cervical clinic, women would feel free to visit anytime and have themselves checked to prevent the disease reach full-blown stage.
Bolnga said most patients were already at stage one.
He thanked Island Petroleum for initiating the colour-run fundraiser which helped raise K41,528 to construct the cervical cancer clinic.
Island Petroleum Madang branch manager Shahin Das said individual contributions  from the coloured t-shirts raised more than K14, 000.
Bank South Pacific contributed K6500 while a good number of businesshouses supported very well to raise the K41,528.
“Every boy or girl who gave K20 is the same as the person who gave K500, so I thanked all of you in Madang who have come to support to raise funds for the cancer clinic,” Bolnga said.
Modilon Hospital acting chief executive officer Dr Vincent Atua said cervical cancer was a number one killer disease in Papua New Guinea.
Atua thanked Island Petroleum for organising the fundraiser.
Madang will become first province in the country to have a specialised clinic to treat cervical cancer.
Robin Mea, from Bank South Pacific in Madang, announced that Bank South Pacific had committed  K25,000 to maintain another ward at the gynaecology unit where patients were admitted. The National