Heart Patient Seeks Financial Support For Treatment Overseas


By: Kebba AF Touray

Babucarr Jobe, a resident of Latrikunda German, seeks financial support to cater for his medical bill.

According to the 23 year old boy who spoke to this reporter, said he suffers from heart disease for the past 3 years and is currently recommended to go to Senegal, Dakar for treatment.

He said he has been taking medication but to no avail. Subsequently he went to the Kanifing Hospital for another test, where a Cuban doctor referred him to the EFSTH in Banjul for another test. 

“After another x-ray, it was detected that I am suffering from heart disease. It has been recommended for me to go to Dakar for the treatment, but lack of finance makes me unable to do so,” he said; adding that the said treatment will cost him and his family D500, 000 which is approximately 1 million CFA.

According to his medical report from the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH), Jobe was apparently healthy three years prior to his first test at the hospital. He indicated that he started experiencing fatigability, orthopnea, left sided chest pain and palpitations.

The report also indicates that he was seen by cardiologist at the facility and was diagnosed of rheumatic heart disease with the following medications: P\O Furosemide 40mg BD; P\O Spironolactone 25 mg OD; P\O Carvedilol 6.25mg OD and P\O ASA 75 mg OD.

“Diagnosis indicates multivalvular heart disease which is secondary to rheumatic heart disease. I recommend overseas treatment for possible valve replacement,” indicates his medical report.

For any assistance, Baboucarr Jobe can be reached on 7624439.