Central man seeks help for medical treatment

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday July 30th, 2013


KARAHO Eguta, a father-of-four from Porebada village, in Central, is seeking financial assistance to have medical treatment in the Philippines. 

A statement sent to The National said Eguta developed a rare neural disease that causes numbness in both his legs, which now restricts him from walking. 

The disease developed on his right foot last March. He can only walk with the support of a walking stick or from family members. 

Eguta was employed in the PNG LNG project with the principal EPC contractor CJJV as a transport coordinator. He resigned last May and is living with his brother.

Initial medical checks at the Pacific International Hospital included a CT scan and series of physical therapy sessions. 

The doctors have referred him for further medical treatment in the Philippines, including a MRI scan which is not available in the local hospitals.  

The trip and treatment would cost around K70,000. 

Eguta is appealing to his former colleagues, the general public, corporate and business houses for financial support. 

His family has set up a fundraising committee. His bank account is Karoho Igo Eguta, Medical Appeal Account No: 1012183404, Bank South Pacific branch, Port Moresby.