Contrary to rumors being spread by faceless individuals, Governor Sir Julius Chan, is not critically ill and has not been airlifted to hospital. Sir Julius was slightly ill earlier in the week with flu-like symptoms, but he is recovering well at his Huris home on New Ireland
The Deputy Governor, Sammy Missen, said from Kavieng today that Health Officers from Namatanai Hospital, Mathew Oksap and Tomar Ladi that attended to Sir J at Huris yesterday confirmed his recovery.
They conducted tests for Malaria and Covid 19 and cleared the Governor with a clean bill of health, which was confirmed today by the acting Chief Executive Officer of the Kavieng General Hospital, Doctor Joachim Taulo and senior Doctor, Dr. Penny Charles.
Missen said, “Sir J took leave for the Easter weekend with his wife Lady Stella Chan and personal staff at Huris where concern was felt for his health, but his quick recovery is most encouraging.”
“These rumours are the work of disgusting people who are only out to hurt Sir Julius politically. They don’t care that they are upsetting a lot of people by spreading such malicious gossip. This is the work of faceless cranks who have NO concern for senior statemen and the priceless work of our Governor has contributed to the nation and New Ireland.
“Those kinds of political messages are malicious and those persons making them should be charged for misinformation,” said Deputy Governor Missen.
Sir Julius from Huris conveyed his thanks to the Doctors of Namatanai and Kavieng for the team effort.
Sir J’s family issued a statement adding, “We would like to extend our sincere thanks for everyone’s concern about our father Sir Julius Chan. Contrary to the false malicious rumours being spread on the internet, our father is at home in Huris Village, Namatanai and whilst he has been unwell and was seen to by a local doctor yesterday, he is feeling a lot better today.
Rapid tests for Malaria and COVID -19 both came back negative and we await further diagnosis.
We thank each and every one for your thoughts and prayers”.