Now 'Tree Boy' in Thakurgaon
A young boy in Thakurgaon has been suffering from the tree man illness, a rare skin disorder caused by a virus named human papillomaviruses.
Ripon Roy, 7, son of Mohendra Roy of Ketgaon village and a class II student of Ketgaon Government Primary School, was affected when he was only three-month-old, said Mohendra Roy, his father.
Warts began to develop on his palm and foot, which are getting larger, he said, while seeking help for his son's better treatment.
Golapi Rani, Ripon's mother, said during winter Ripon's sufferings increase as his skin becomes drier. The doctors advised to take him to the capital or India, she said, adding, “But we were unable to do that due to financial crisis.”
“I mostly rely on others,” said Ripon, adding, “I cannot even play with my classmates.”
Humayun Kabir, resident medical officer of Pirganj health complex, told The Daily Star over the phone that it might be a neuron related disease.
Contacted, Mukesh Chandra Bishwas, deputy commissioner of Thakurgaon, said, “We will take necessary steps to send Ripon to DMCH for his treatment.”