Chameli’s treatment begins after PM takes responsibility
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken overall responsibility for treatment of former women national cricket team player Chameli Khatun. Her treatment has begun at the National Institute of Traumatic and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (NITOR) in Dhaka.
For the last several days the matter of Chameli’s severe sickness was highlighted in the media and sports arena. As the matter drew attention to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Chameli was brought to Dhaka by a private airlines flight from Rajshahi for better treatment on Friday. Three members of her family including her mother and sister were along with Chameli.
Her treatment has begun from Saturday after admitting at NITOR through Bangladesh Cricket Board.
An eight-member medical board was formed headed by NITOR Director Professor Dr. Abdul Gani Mollah. It is known that the board has completed several tests and more tests will be done.
Member Secretary of the medical board formed for Chameli’s treatment Dr. Jahangir Hossain said, in the primary tests ligament and spinal problems were found. She had sports injury. Treatment has begun with physiotherapist. We are investigating that whether she has spinal TB or not. At the present condition her treatment is possible in the country.
It is mentionable that Chameli Khatun was living in a dilapidated home at Dargapara area under Rajshahi city. She retired from the national cricket team in 2011 following ligament injury. Apart from her ligament injury, she has been suffering from damages of soft discs in between spinal cord vertebrae which leading the right part of her body paralyzed.