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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.


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