Bone doctor gives back to PNG

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By JUNIOR UKAHA
A DOCTOR who grew up in the country has returned to help patients suffering from bone ailments.
Dr Robert Sharp, an orthopaedics surgeon who spent his childhood in East New Britain, is back to help people in the province.
He has been coming to the country to provide free orthopaedic (bone) operations since 2008 after graduating from medical school.
The doctor and two nursing officers, David Kerrigan and Kevin Attard, were in Kokopo last Wednesday treating patients with bone problems.
“I have attended to about 30 patients since coming here on Wednesday,” Sharp said.
“We did operations on Friday, Saturday, rested on Sunday and continued till today,” he said.
“We do six to seven operations a day, depending on patients,” Sharp said.
“Since coming to PNG, I have treated a lot of people with bone problems but I have not kept count of them.”

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