<i>Father seeks help to diagnose son's disease</i>
A two-month-old baby born with severe respiratory distress has been put on supplemental oxygen since his birth, but the doctors are yet to find out the cause of his disease.
The entire body of the baby boy turned blue soon after his birth at Ibne Sina Hospital on January 19. He is now undergoing treatment at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital under the supervision of Prof Shahidullah.
His father Dr Abid Imtiaz, a young nuclear scientist, has appealed to medical experts, donor agencies and charity organisations at home and abroad to help diagnose the disease of the boy.
"Although two months have passed since his birth, doctors could not find out the cause of the disease," said Dr Imtiaz, senior scientific officer at Nuclear Energy Division of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission.
The causes of central cyanosis in the baby are yet to be known, Prof Shahidullah said, adding that the patient is not stable enough to undergo CT/ MRI/USG of brain.
Prof Shahidullah sought support of any national or international team of medical professionals to address this problem.
So, the boy's father urged medical experts and various agencies from home and abroad to help save the life of his son.
For further details, interested persons can contact Dr M Abid Imtiaz (phone: 880 1678 141626; email: [email protected]).