Five years ago while working, a heavy stone had fallen on his foot, and he had gone to the government hospital at Stanley. He was kept on bed for a month, and then was advised to go to General Hospital where an operation would be done to graft flesh from the thigh into the wound. Afraid of the operation, he came away.
After that he has been on many allopathic medications, and the wound would superficially heal, but in weeks or months would again open up. He was also not advised on eating habits to help the wound heal, and would drink liquor. When he came his leg was swollen and painful and he was barely able to put it on the ground. The wound was open and had eaten deep into the flesh. It was full of pus.