Rayagada girl with abnormal hand growth awaits treatment

Rayagada: She wanted to study and move around freely like other people of her age. But the abnormal growth of her hand has come in the way of Mita Sabar of Rayagada.

Mita, a 19-year-old girl from Perupanga village of Padmapur block in Rayagada now stares at an uncertain future after the death of her parents.

Despite that she did not lose faith and started concentrating on studies. However destiny had some other plans for her.

Mita was in class VII when her right hand started increasing in size. As Mita could not even walk without any support, she had to quit her studies.

“I was in Class VII when my hand started growing at an abnormal rate. It became difficult for me to continue my studies,” said an ailing Mita.

It was Mita’s elder sister Kumari Sabar who was looking after her after the death of their parents. Kumari took Mita to the Padmapur Community Health Centre (CHC) and later SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) for treatment. But as Kumari too comes from a poor financial background, she is now not able to afford further treatment of her sister.

Though an assistance of Rs 10, 000 was sanctioned from the Red Cross after Kumari appraised the district administration about Mita’s health condition, it too turned out to be a drop in the ocean.

“I request the government to help in her treatment so that she can lead a normal life,” urged Mita’s elder sister, Kumari

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B. Jay Babu, a doctor at Padampur Community Health Center on the other hand stated that, “A plastic surgery will be conducted on Mita at SCB. The Collector had sanctioned Rs 10, 000 and additional financial aid will be provided if required. The girl can definitely recover from her ailment after the treatment.”