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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Woman suffering from heart disease seeks medical support

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Binta Joof, a 25-year-old woman from Niumi Kanuma currently married in Essau, is seeking for assistance to pay for her CFA 10 million hospital bill in Dakar, Senegal.

Doctors at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital where she was admitted, said she has been suffering with rheumatic heart disease which cannot be cured in The Gambia.

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She was referred for overseas treatment. The family has since evacuated her to Dakar but the hospital where she is admitted said the heart medical bill will cost CFA 10 million.

Binta was diagnosed with a month history of gradually worsening shortness of breath associated with orthopnea, easy fatigability paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea and bilateral pedal edema.

While the chest x-tray conducted on her reveals that she also had massive cardiomegaly with increased pulmonary markings.

In a video recorded on her hospital bed, Binta called on individuals, government, philanthropists and NGOs for immediate assistance to save her life. Binta’s family can be reached on the following contacts: 3446586/6138742

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