ASSISTANCE NEEDED FOR FAAMANU FAAMANATU
October 20, 2020
Faamanu Faamanatu, a Samoan man who came to work in Australia under the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS). Not long after arriving here with a clean bill of health, he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia.
Under the PLS, a worker's health insurance is usually arranged by their employer with premiums deducted from their wages. Faamanu's first round of treatment was covered by his private health insurance, but unbeknown to Faamanu, it appears his employer stopped paying for his coverage because he was too unwell to work.
Time is of the essence. Faamanu is now extremely unwell and in need of a stem cell transplant which costs around $120,000.
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