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Girl, 19, in need of overseas treatment

Oct 11, 2010, 12:39 PM | Article By: Abdourahman Sallah

Naffie Sanyang, a resident of London Corner in Serekunda, is in dire need of help to travel abroad for overseas treatment.

According to a medical report issued by the Medical Research Council the UK branch and the Royal Victoria Hospital, the 19-year-old-girl has been severely suffering from haematosis.

Signed by Dr Kanti Solanki F.R.C.S (Edino head of Department of Surgery (RVTH), the report also stated that the patient had a history of repeated haematosis.

According to the report, Naffie Sanyang had attended various hospitals as outpatient and on few occasions admitted at Accident and Emergency wards for observation and treatment. "This has been going on for the past four years," the report states.

Naffie had endoscopy done at MRC of the UK branch and RVTH on three occasions, the reports said, adding that the patient bleeds frequently and loses a lot of blood which has  resulted into her seeking blood frequently, through excessive intake of blood-given drugs.

Naffie said her frequent bleeding has caused her to discontinue her schooling.

She appealed to the government, philanthropists and the business community to come to her aid for support to go for the recommended overseas surgery of her haematosis.

"Naffie visited several health facilities in the country, other than the MRC, RVTH, such as the Ahmadiyya hospital, Mbowen Clinic, and Stop Step Pharmacy but to no avail," one of her relatives said.

Meanwhile, anyone who may want to help the young lady can do so by calling: 7114362 or 4497441.