Pha­lala Fund comes through for eye can­cer pa­tient

Swazi Observer - - NATIONAL NEWS - Sto­ries by Nondumiso Mkhonta

THE man with a rare eye can­cer con­di­tion will sooner than later be taken by Pha­lala Fund to South Africa for treat­ment.

Dum­sani Dlamini, a labourer at Dal­crue, has been liv­ing with eye can­cer since 2014 and this re­sulted in his right eye pop­ping up. He has been liv­ing in pain since then.

Dlamini’s or­deal was pub­lished by the Swazi Ob­server re­cently and Pha­lala Fund has since sprung to ac­tion to as­sist him.

Di­rec­tor of Health Ser­vices Dr Vusi Ma­gag­ula said they were aware of Dlamini’s con­di­tion, how­ever, there was a com­mu­ni­ca­tion break­down be­tween the two par­ties as a re­sult they could not reach Dlamini on his mo­bile when his ap­point­ment to leave the coun­try was due. “Pha­lala Fund’s prin­ci­ple is

thus we are still will­ing to as­sist the pa­tient to go for an op­er­a­tion de­spite that he was not reached on his cell­phone num­ber. He also did not have a trav­el­ling doc­u­ment, oth­er­wise he would have gone for an op­er­a­tion long time ago,’’ he said. Ma­gag­ula ad­vised Dlamini to visit Pha­lala Fund of­fices as soon as pos­si­ble with the doc­tor’s let­ter and the relavent doc­u­ments.

AWARE: Di­rec­tor of Health Ser­vices Dr Vusi Ma­gag­ula.

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