Muktamoni’s further treatment depends on normal ‘platelet’ level


DHAKA, July 20, 2017 (BSS) – Further treatment of Muktamoni, suffering from a mysterious disease, would depend on normal ‘platelet’ level in her blood cell.

“An eight-member medical board met today to review the diagnostic reports to take a decision on further treatment process… But the decision could not be taken as we need to do a biopsy, for which normal ‘platelet’ level in her blood is required,” Dr M Mahbubur Rahman of Surgery Department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) told BSS.

“The platelet level in her body has reduced to such a low that we could not do the biopsy…She was given more blood yesterday to attain the normal level and make her fit for the biopsy and some more diagnostic tests,” he said.

“We would monitor the platelet improvement till tomorrow and take the next decision…Then the board would sit again after having all the reports,” he said, adding, “She is also being given a specialized diet from the hospital.”

Muktamoni, a 10-year-old girl of Kamarbaisa village in Satkhira sadar upazila, was admitted to the hospital on July 11 with a malignant growth on her right arm.

The disease was apparent when she was around only one and a half years old but she was brought here last week, said Dr Rahman.

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-month-old, a wart appeared on her right arm.