BALANGIR: A two-year-old child Pratima Sahu of Bahabal village under Belpara police limits has been suffering from Cortical blindness ( total or partial loss of vision in a normal-appearing eye) and is in need of immediate medical intervention to restore vision.
Her father Kunu Sahu said, they approached several hospitals in the country but failed to get any solution to the disorder. The family has sought help of Child Welfare Committee (CWC) through Childline to help them in this regard.
A retired eye specialist Dr Bhakta Prasad Guru said there are remote chances of cure in this case because the disease is related to neurological problems and not solely eye. Treatment by a neuro surgeon may increase chances for the cure. The family can take the helps of NIMHANS, Bengaluru, added Guru. Chairperson, CWC, S Mishra said the CWC is working on the issue. The committee will discuss with some experts and medical personnel after which a decision will be taken in this regard. Patnagarh Sub Collector S Panda said he will examine the matter and if the family needs financial help, the administration will try to provide money from Red Cross Fund.