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Friday, September 20, 2013
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CHITRAL: A 25-year-old poor man has appealed to the government and philanthropists for help in the medical treatment of his young wife who is suffering from a mysterious disease.


Talking to reporters in the Chitral Press Club, Mujahid Khan said he solemnised a love-marriage one year ago with Amina Bibi in the remote Khot village in Chitral.He said his wife suffered from a mysterious disease soon after the marriage. He said she had been admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) Chitral where the doctors are yet to diagnose her disease to start relevant treatment.


The man said his wife was fighting for her life in the DHQs but he had no money to shift her for quality treatment to other parts of the country.He added despite abject poverty, he and his family had spent Rs0.6 million on the treatment of Amina Bibi.


When contacted, Dr Ruknuddin said the patient required tests related to her kidneys as the same tests could be done only in the Ziauddin Hospital in Karachi. The medical treatment could be prescribed to the patients only after the tests reports, he added.


He said the tests and medical treatment at least could cost Rs0.5 million, therefore, attendants had been advised to shift the patient to Peshawar.However, Mujahid Khan, said he lacked resources to shift his wife to Peshawar or Islamabad for proper treatment.Anyone wishing to help the deserving family could contact them on the telephone number of Chitral Press Club, 0943-413487 or patient husband cell-phone, 0336-5765150.