Why is the government spending to much money on HIV AIDS, when everyone is not thinking and using there God given brains. The money could be spent on upgrading PNGs National Orthotic & Prosthetic Services and bringing in more advance artificial limbs for amputees. Most people dont understand that AIDS has a boundry, the desire and pleasure of having sex has made alot of people dumb meaning no one seems to be using there brains when they come
across this, yet millions of kina is spent on
awareness and advocacy but no one borders to consider the fact behind the risk associated, by having more then a single partner. On a different perspective, disability has no boundries and it is everyones problem. No men or women can deny that fact. The current rate is increasing
rapidly yet the government does not seem to
consider that fact by giving 100% support towards creating or upgrading the facilities to cater for the increase. They may have touched it a bit under the current ministry of community affairs or whatever its known for, but thats not good enough. It should be made a ministry of its own or a screteriate. Disability is a very big body that covers different types of categories. Eg.
Blindness, deaf n dumb, handicaps, amputees, you name it and the list goes on. When funding is given it does not address the full needs of all. I never thought i would become an amputee, just like all of you out there. When ever you pass by a disable person everyone starts to draw there own opinion and conclusion on how this
person became what he is right now whether he was born with it or caused through
circumstances, not considering the fact that it
can happen to you just with a flick of a finger. I was a normal person, enjoyed my life and lived so happily till one day, i had a freak accident at my work place which resulted in me loosing my right leg. It was a very painfull experience and a very hard one.
My life just turned upside down just like that.
After my amputation and then my recovery i had to rehabilitate to use a prostesis limb inorder to walk again. The 1st steps we all took was at home when we all were toddlers, thats the happiest moments of our life esspecially for our parents. To learn how to walk again is just a heart breaking thing. There are a lot of amputees out there in
PNG and they know what i mean and how it feels like. There are two types of prosthesis which you would be issused by the NOPS centre, the 1st
one is a wooden stump for those who could not afford to purchase one and the 2nd one cost around K2300 which is made of plastic. The thing common about each of them is that they both share the same discomforting feeling, and you will hate it, but theres no choice, somehow the body needs to adapt to it which takes along time for that to happen. The more advance and user friendly limbs are overseas, but inorder to get hold of one you would need enough money to travel there and purchase it. Tell me is that our or
my problem, yeah it is my body but were would we get enough money to do so, like wise other amputees. We are just ordinary Papua New Guineans. Most are employees and professionals who contribute and pay taxes to the government at there own rights. This is a government problem. The government should be responsible for making arrangements with our centres and fund the bringing in of this user
friendly limbs. Then the cost would be
subsidiesed making it easier for us to purchase it here. Unfortunatley that is not the case right now. Most palimanterians seem to be growing fat every time we see them, and they are vulnarable in getting diabetees. It is a life style desease that cannot be controlled by the day. So they should start making priorities towards
this instead of wasting all the money to HIV