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Ten-month-old baby needs overseas medical treatment

Apr 10, 2014, 9:53 AM | Article By: Alieu Darboe

The family of a ten-month-old baby of Brikama New Town is seeking urgent overseas treatment for their daughter Ida Kah who has developed cough and fast breathing since her delivery.

The mother to the helpless baby said her daughter had developed the illness some few weeks after her delivery.

“As a mother, I am very much distressed with the existing condition of my daughter as her illness continues to magnify,’’ she said.

According to her, they are appealing to concerned humanitarian institutions, philanthropists both outside and within the country, as well as other concerned bodies to help them ferry her daughter abroad for an urgent medical treatment. Mrs Jeng further noted that since the situation, her daughter had been in midpoint. Hence she had to use the media to seek medical assistance for her daughter.

Mustapha Jeng, uncle to baby Ida, stated that they at the family level had done their best and little quota towards curing of his niece, saying that since her delivery, the family had indeed tried all their best but could change the child’s condition for the better. “We are now soliciting assistance from any institutions -  government, private institutions and individuals - to help us ferry Ida overseas for a decent treatment,’’ he noted.

Attached is the medical report from the Management Board of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital dated 12 March 2014 and signed by Dr Mariama Sonko, a medical officer. 

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