Siblings carrying unknown skin disease since birth

CCPUR: A young boy named, Mangkholien and his seven years old sister Lamneinieng, both children of Letsei of Naajang village of Henglep subdivision in Churachandpur district have been silently suffering from a skin disease since birth.

A young boy named, Mangkholien and his seven-year old sister Lamneinieng, both children of Letsei of Naajang village of Henglep subdivision in Churachandpur district have been silently suffering from a skin disease since they were born.

The siblings were amongst the Henglep villagers who were brought recently for treatment of Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis at Churachandpur district hospital. Volunteers of Kuki Khanglai Lawmpi (KKL) noticed sufferings of the siblings on August 3 when they were about to head back to their native village.

Kuki Women Organisation for Human Rights chairman Ngainekim informed media persons that she saw swelling on the skins of the two siblings when she climbed up the truck that Henglep villagers were boarded for their return journey and made the minors to stay back. Letsei told media persons that he had taken both his son and daughter to Shija hospital for treatment sometime in 2009/10 but doctors were unable to detect the disease despite conducting biopsy. When swollen portions are removed, they feel pain and itching all over their bodies, he added.

After noticing conditions of the two siblings, KKL leaders called a doctor who examined and advised to take another biopsy. Consequently, biopsies of the minors were conducted on August 4 at Babina Diagnostics centre in Imphal, KKL president Khamthang said, adding that treatment of the minors would take a long time.

He appealed to public to help the two siblings so that they could lead normal life. According to sources, the disease that the siblings is suffering is not communicable. Both KWOHR and KKL leaders have vowed to do their bit till the minors get cure.


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