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Alice Springs faces pancreatic health woes

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The Member for MacDonnell has warned that pancreatitis could become a health crisis as significant as renal failure in the Northern Territory. John Elferink told the NT Parliament that inflammation of the pancreas has become a major concern in Alice Springs. He told the chamber staff at Alice Springs Hospital see a link between pancreatic problems and the increasing use of a type of fortified wine nick-named “monkey’s blood”.

The Member for MacDonnell has warned that pancreatitis could become a health crisis as significant as renal failure in the Northern Territory.John Elferink told the NT Parliament that inflammation of the pancreas has become a major concern in Alice Springs.He told the chamber staff at Alice Springs Hospital see a link between pancreatic problems and the increasing use of a type of fortified wine nick-named “monkey’s blood”.(Source: ABC Health News, Feb 2004)

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Posted On: 25 February, 2004
Modified On: 5 December, 2013

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