Boy with abnormal head awaits aid

An eight-year-old child suffering from hydrocephalus, an abnormal growth of the head, is fighting for survival every minute. After doing every little bit from their meagre resources, his parents Swadesi and Sebati Pradhan, who work as daily labourers, approached Jharsuguda Collector for financial assistance. 

Published: 10th December 2016 01:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th December 2016 03:36 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

JHARSUGUDA: An eight-year-old child suffering from hydrocephalus, an abnormal growth of the head, is fighting for survival every minute. After doing every little bit from their meagre resources, his parents Swadesi and Sebati Pradhan, who work as daily labourers, approached Jharsuguda Collector for financial assistance. 


“Only outside help can save the life of our child,” said the parents, who are unable to arrange huge amount of money needed for the boy’s treatment.


 The family, which resides in Buremal locality of Jharsuguda municipality, had admitted the boy in SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack on recommendation of Jharsuguda CDMO. The hospital authorities sent back the boy home saying that operation has to be performed. 


After all their efforts to arrange money failed the couple met Collector BB Patnaik seeking financial help for treatment of the child. The Collector had assured to provide necessary treatment from Government funds. 


What is Hydrocephalus ?
It is a condition where there is an abnormal enlargement of brain ventricles (cavities) due to accumulation of cerebro-spinal fluid. This fluid circulates from the brain cavity system and thereafter from the subarachnoid space surrounding the spinal cord and brain. CSF nourishes and protects both the spinal cord and brain. Damage is caused if it is left untreated. 

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