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12:00 AM, February 23, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 23, 2018

Thalassaemia affected kid screams in pain

Murad Parvez is first boy in his class but Thalassaemia, a hereditary haemolytic disorder, brings setback in his life.

The 10-year-old is a Class IV student at Barabari Government Primary School in Aditmari upazila. Son of Shafiqul Islam of Barabari village, Murad is the youngest among his four siblings.

At present, the loved student of the schoolteachers spends maximum time in the hospital bed for treatment, where he screams in pain.

His poor parents are not able to bear his treatment cost.

Murad's mother Marzina Khatun said their son was detected with Thalassaemia seven months ago and since then he has been given treatment in Rangpur and Lalmonirhat.

“We have already sold our ten decimals of lands for our son's treatment cost, and now we have no other asset to sell,” she said in tears.

“We want to save our son, we want to see our son smiling but we don't know how,” said Marzina.

Murad's father Shafiqul Islam said the doctor said their son's Thalassaemia is in primary stage and it is possible to cure if he is given proper treatment.

“Doctor suggests taking our son to India's Shiliguri Thalassaemia Hospital where he will be cured but we cannot afford it,” he said, adding that Tk 3 lakh would be needed for the treatment.

“If the government or kind-hearted people in the society extend their helping hand for our son's treatment, we will see our son smiling,” he said.

Contacted, child diseases specialist of Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital Dr Hafizur Rahman said if the disease is in primary stage, it will be cured after getting proper treatment.

Murad Parvez's Thalassaemia is in primary stage, he said.

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