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Man, 24, needs overseas treatment

Sep 30, 2015, 11:09 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

Twenty-four-year-old Buba Darboe residing in Brikama Nyambai has recently been diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease, and is currently in need of overseas medical treatment.

According to his medical report from Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul signed by senior registrar Dr Lamin E.S. Jaiteh, about six months ago, Buba presented himself with a long standing history of palpitation, exertion dyspnoea and non-productive cough, thus an echocardiogram was done for him on 8 July 2015 which showed dilated left ventricle with borderline systolic function.

“It showed severe aortic regurgitation, the leafless are calcific, the mitral valve was also thickened and there was mild prolapse of the posterior leafless (P2) leading to moderate regurgitation and he is currently stable on the following medications: oral atenolol 1, pral captopril and oral penicillin,” the medical report stated.

Buba’s medical report went on to state that he needs surgery (valve repair/replacement) for permanent treatment of his condition, and since cardiac surgery can’t be done in The Gambia Buba has to travel overseas for his treatment.

Buba is therefore appealing to individuals, the Government and private institutions to come to his aid and help him go for the overseas treatment.

He can be reached through the following numbers: 7918700/9918003/6918003, as well as through the email of his brother Lamin M. Darboe: email: laminmdarboe@yahoo.co.uk.