Nisha struggles for daughter’s medicine

Jaibul Nisha with daughter Rainuma Jahan at her home in Wairabetia, Lautoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

Jaibul Nisha, 76, is struggling to foot for her daughter’s weekly medication bills.

Her 50-year-old daughter developed some conditions when she was only three years old and the blood clots in her brain denied her a normal life.

“She takes liquid medicine and tablets every day and the liquid one which costs us around $13 finishes every week while the tablet can last her two weeks also costs around $13,” said Ms Nisha.

“We buy her medicines from the monthly government pension assistance we get and the assistance as well from the Fiji Muslim League.

“But it’s a bit expensive sometimes because we have to buy the liquid medication every week when it finishes otherwise she will not be able to move around.”

The Wairabetia resident said her daughter’s daily dose of medication was a need as it allowed her to maintain her eyesight and movement.

She said they would sometimes find it difficult to foot for these bills because they have also had to buy basic necessities for their daily living.

Ms Nisha said times were hard and having access to her daughter’s medication was quite a burden for them.

They live on Wairabetia, a farming settlement on the outskirts of Lautoka.

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