Fiji Time: 10:55 PM on Monday 22 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Man pleads for help

Repeka Nasiko
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A BEDRIDDEN man living alone in a rural settlement in Lautoka is pleading for help.

Rocky Raju Ali has been out of work for the past two years since being diagnosed with an ailment prevented him from working as a mechanic.

"I started to feel numbness in my right arm at first," he said.

"So I went to get it checked and I was told to get physiotherapy."

However, as time passed, Mr Ali started to lose control of his left arm then his legs became immobile soon after.

"I can't do any work now.

"I have a lot of pain in my body and I don't know what to do?"

Numerous visits to medical professionals have also been frustrating for the 49-year-old.

"I've gone to Lautoka and to Suva to seek medical help but I am still waiting for something to be done.

"All I want is to be diagnosed so that I can know what is wrong with me."

Mr Ali said he's been waiting for two years to receive a diagnosis.

"It's frustrating because I can't get the right kind of help or treatment.

"My condition developed from numbness in my right arm to now where I can't walk around at all."

The former mechanic resides in Koroipita settlement.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Drunk doctor claim
  2. Axed but at peace
  3. Stranded on vessel
  4. Police, FRCA raid uncover $A30m of heroin
  5. Dream come true
  6. Check the meat
  7. Love heals the pain
  8. House collapses after minor landslide
  9. Educationist calls it a day
  10. Perseverance pays off

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  3. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  4. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  6. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  7. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  8. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)
  9. Rugby star's emotional celebration with children Thursday (18 Dec)
  10. Drunk doctor claim Monday (22 Dec)