Gambia: Teacher Needs Urgent Overseas Treatment

Haja P Baldeh, a resident of Lamin Village, who has 7 years experience in teaching, is in urgent need of help to undergo overseas treatment. According to a medical report issued from the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH), Baldeh was presented and admitted at the RVTH with cough, fever and diagnosis bronchopneumonia.

After she was discharged, she continuously suffer from exertion dyspnea and orthopnea, sometimes feeling retrosternal pain and in the last months admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the RVTH. The report further revealed that the patient is diagnosed to have mitral stenosis; she had a medical treatment and is necessary to evaluate surgical treatment.

Shelamented that she has been with the sickness for the past 2 years and is said to be a heart problem that is developing every day. "The pain is getting worse, especially now that my heart beats so fast," she said. She said she has gone through lots of sleepless nights and even to work is a problem for her. She therefore appeals to the public, government, private sector, and NGO's to help her.

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