New cases of sickle-cell disease

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Bhimduttanagar, June 13: Two persons suffering from the sickle-cell anaemia were found at Jhalaripipaladi Municipality of Kanchanpur.

The patients have been identified a 19 year-old-brother and 17-year-old sister from the same municipality, according to family members. The brother and sister who fell ill were taken to the Seti Zonal Hospital, Dhangadi.

The doctors confirmed the disease as sickle-cell, said Jhalari Pipaladi Indigenous Nationalities Town Coordination Council Chairman, Narendra Prasad Chaudhary said.

Sickle-cell is a severe hereditary form of anaemia in which a mutated form of haemoglobin distorts the red blood cells into a crescent shape at low oxygen levels. The person suffering from sickle-cell will find less blood flow to body’s vital organs.

The government has been providing Rs 100,000 as treatment expenses to persons suffering from sickle-cell. RSS

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