May 8, 2013, 9:46 AM
Abdoulie Joof, an 18-year-old man, resident of Kunkujang Village, Kombo North District in Western Region, is the latest patient who visited The Point seeking assistance to undergo overseas treatment.
According to the medical report issued by Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) clinic, the patient was diagnosed of kidney stones three years ago. The report, which stated that Joof was placed on conservative management, said the plain abdominal x-ray did not reveal any abnormality but repeated ultrasound evidence of ureteric stones (calculi).The report further stated that in view of this long-standing colicky pain and frequent visit to the health centre, "it is recommended that further investigations and appropriate specialist care overseas is necessary"."Modern diagnostic modalities may be instituted and uro-lithiasis may be performed with ease if confirmed," the medical report states. Joof, who walked into our offices yesterday, said: "I would like the public to come to my aid because I have been suffering from this pain since 2007 and my parents cannot afford to pay for me to undergo overseas treatment." Any person or institution that may want to support Abdoulie Joof can reach him on 7975041 or 3669323