The National-Tuesday, 25th October 2011
FOR about 20 years, Peter (Maiyole) Komba has been a loyal and energetic young man working with Bank of PNG.
These all changed about two years ago when he was diagnosed with suffering from urological comorbidities or urolithiasis.
It is a condition that required either an open surgery or an extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.
Komba, from Lamapus village in Wabag, Enga, had preferred the shockwave option and had been raising funds to have the stones removed from his kidneys at the Raffles Hospital in Singapore.
“Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy is not available in the country; therefore, I will need about K120,000 to receive the treatment in Singapore,” Komba said.
He had set up the Peter Komba Appeal Account (1001215481) with Bank South Pacific Port Moresby branch for the purpose.
Reports said extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy would cause “no blood loss and little morbidity and is the cheapest and quickest way of returning patients to normal life”.
Komba could be reached on phone numbers 7170 6898 or 7169 0785 (Maliso Tamu).