A decision for the treatment of a mysterious disease afflicting girl Muktamoni would be taken on Thursday.
“An eight-member medical board would sit on Thursday to review the diagnosis reports of Muktamoni and hopefully would take a decision on her treatment,” Dr M Mahbubur Rahman of Surgery Department of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital told BSS.
“We have five different diagnosis reports. According to a clinical report it is ‘Lymphatic malformation’ while another report of radiology diagnosis it is a ‘rare disease,” he said.
Muktamoni, a 10-year-old girl, with a malignant growth on her right arm, from Kamarbaisa village in Satkhira sadar upazila was admitted to the hospital on July 11.
The disease was apparent when she was around only one and half years old but she was brought here last week, said Dr Rahman.
“A blood cell platelet in her body has reduced to such a low that we could not do the biopsy …She has been administered with three bags of blood and plasma and is being given a specialized diet from the hospital,” he added.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken responsibility of the treatment of Muktamoni.
According to her father Ibrahim, a grocery shop owner of Kamarbaisa village in Sadar upazila, Muktamoni and her twin sister Hiramoni were a pair of healthy baby girls at birth. However, when Muktamoni was about 18-months- old, a wart appeared on her right arm.