May 3, 2010, 12:11 PM
The news that Mr. Amadou A. Sowe, the Programme Manager of Health Education Unit at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare is currently in need of urgent overseas medical treatment, is indeed sad.
It is beyond any imagination that such a national asset like Amadou Sowe, who spent better part of his life saving lives, would be dying slowly without any intervention to help save his life.
Anyone who knows the services Amadou had rendered to The Gambia's health sector would be saddened by the news that he is desperately in need of overseas treatment.
Amadou really needs help because his family members cannot foot the bill.
In a medical report from the country's main referral centre, Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH), Mr. Sowe aged, 40 has passed medical history of arterial hypartension and was reviewed by international medical consultant.
"Sowe needs to be reviewed by neurosurgeon and he should perform vascular brain intervention. This procedure is not available in The Gambia and as such, he needs overseas treatment," the report stated.
According to the report, there is intraparenchymatous hepatoma of 6.06cm of tubular shape in the right frontal lobe paradagital that produces displacement of 0.45cmmiddle line structure to the left side and drainage of large amount of blood to ventricular cystic more actuated in the left central ventricle and sellor cistern.
The original CT scan, according to the report, stated that there is a big aneurysm of 1.89 & 0.97cm in the projections of the anterior communicont artery with large amount of blood in the ventricular system.
We appeal to all, including the government, NGOs and institutions to come to Amadou's aid soonest.
Anybody willing to help can contact the following numbers: 7016720, 3938736.