Published:  11:11 AM, 12 August 2017 Last Update: 12:57 PM, 12 August 2017

Muktamoni’s surgery successful

Muktamoni’s surgery successful

Tumor has been removed successfully from the right hand of Muktamoni. The tumor weighted about three kilograms. Today the surgery starts from nine in the morning and it continued till 12 of noon.

The Doctors said that the surgery is successful.  She has been kept in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital.

20 to 22 of the medical team attended the briefing. Head of the Department of Burn and Plastic Surgery, Dhaka Medical College Hospital,  Abul Kalam led the Surgery. 

He said, the right hand was kept intact. Surgery is initially successful but it cannot be assured as  be risk-free yet, as she has some other complications with lung problems. The tumor spread in to many areas of the body. The parts of the hand were in worse condition. That's been removed today. The weight of the removed tumor is about three kg.

Professor Abul Kalam said that five to six surgeries would be needed to remove the entire tumor from Muktamoni's body. He said, "Muktamoni will be kept under observation for a long time”.

Samant Lal Sen, Chief Coordinator of Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit at the briefing said, "This success is a collective initiative." 

Director of the Prime Minister's Office, Dr. Zulfikar Lenin was present at the briefing. He said, when everything is taken as far as the Prime Minister's directive, all have been done. This effort will continue.

Muktamani with blood tumor tumor is now known to all. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took charge of her treatment. 

Muktamoni's parents noticed a tiny red bump on her right arm when she was one and a half years old, said her father Ibrahim Hossain. For the next four years, the bump grew so much that it began hampering her movement, he said.  The state took responsibility for Muktamoni’s medical care after her story was reported in the media. She was admitted to DMCH on Jul 11.

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