Tuesday, March 15, 2016

PETER O'NEILL LIES AGAIN ABOUT NATIONAL HEALTH FUNDING

Public commentary by desperate health officials last week are aimed at telling the people of PNG that Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is killing the national health system.

The Department of Health is no longer able to help sick people in need of medical assistance, treatment from doctors and medicines.

Only the worst cases can get help from the main hospitals but even Angau , Port Moresby General and other major centres are struggling to do their job.

The cause, say the health officials, is lack of money.

(SEE THEIR COMMENTS HERE IN THE NATIONAL http://www.thenational.com.pg/ (click on the Nation field and scroll to Wednesday May 9 items)

The Prime Minister has stolen so much money for himself and his con men and wasted so much money on borrowing from foreigners that there is nothing left for the health and welfare of the people.

He would rather build useless things in Port Moresby than save his own people’s lives.

THIS IS WHAT HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY:
·       The Prime Minister cut the Church Health Services funding by $50 million in the Budget.
·    Health Department is “at the risk now of not being able to meet the expectations of our people because of the financial situation.”
·    Government funding “is not equal to what we actually asked for to maintain basic requirements for our people”.
·    An example is supplying anti-malarial drugs to health centres and clinics across the country. “Right now there is an emergency and Health department is not able to supply anti-malaria drugs because it has not received its funding.”
·    “We are given only just a small amount which is the situation with the cash flow. That’s the situation for us.”
These public commentary shows Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is a liar.

People are dying because of his greed and waste and reckless borrowing.

HEALTH CRISIS WILL GET WORSE.

But the worst is yet to come. Expert economic studies show that in fact O’Neill is cutting spending from a peak of K1.67billion in 2015 to just K1.2 billion in his planned 2017 Budget.

The Prime Minister has cut health spending by about 50%, including inflation and other economic factors.

NO WONDER PEOPLE ARE DYING!!!!

For example the malaria death rate under Peter O’Neill is going to rise because of the drug shortage. Thousands of malaria sufferers will not get drugs

Almost 2 million PNGeans visit health centres every year with malaria looking for drugs. Now there are no drugs.

There are about 39 deaths from malaria for every 100,000 people in each year.

So we know now that about 275 people are dying from malaria every year.

HOW MANY MORE WILL DIE BECAUSE OF YOU MR PRIME MINISTER?

Under O’Neill PNG is the worst for health in the whole Pacific, according to latest figures from Australian Doctors International.

Sister nation Fiji spends $US154 per citizen on Health. PNG spends $US49.

Sister nation Fiji has 20 doctors for every 20,000 citizens. PNG has one doctor for every 17,068 citizens.

TB is coming back worse than ever and now is in crisis in Western, Gulf and Central/NCD.

O’Neill has stolen so much money and owes so much money to foreign banks he can’t even pay K20 million pleaded by doctors and health agencies to stop the TB crisis.