Physicians take biopsy sample from Muktamoni’s hand

Doctors at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday collected biopsy samples from Muktamoni’s hand, which would be diagnosed to determine her disease and the further treatment procedure for the cure.

‘We have collected sample from her right hand,’ Dr M Mahbubur Rahman of Surgery Department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) said.

‘The biopsy report would be available within next 48 to 72 hours, after which the medical board will decide on Muktamoni’s treatment procedure,’ he added.

Muktamoni, a 10-year-old girl of Kamarbaisa village in Satkhira sadar upazila, was admitted to the hospital on July 11 with a malignant growth on her right arm.

The disease was apparent when she was around only one and a half years old but she was brought here last week, said Dr Rahman.

According to her father Ibrahim, a grocery shop owner of Kamarbaisa village in Sadar upazila, Muktamoni and her twin sister Hiramoni were a pair of healthy baby girls at birth.

However, when Muktamoni was about 18-month-old, a wart appeared on her right arm.