Doctors at CMC Hospital released Prova from the hospital as her condition has improved slightly. But she still needs to stay near the hospital as she needs to see the doctor once per week
Five-year-old Sejuti Das Prova from Satkhira, who is undergoing cancer treatment in India, got released from hospital on Thursday as her situation improved slightly.
But her battle with the deadly disease is not over yet.
"Prova still needs to stay near the CMC Hospital in Vellore, India as she needs to see the doctor once per week," her mother Joshna Rani Das told The Business Standard.
Doctors told Prova's father that she should recover completely within four months if the treatment goes well. It may take up to seven months if things go south.
Tala Upazila Nirbahi Officer Iqbal Hossain who has been arranging money for the treatment of Prova said, "As the media started to write articles on Prova, many people contacted me. They gave some money for Prova's treatment."
Iqbal Hossain has already handed over Tk1 lakh to Prova's mother. The money is being spent on Prova's treatment. But more money is still needed to complete the treatment.
"The whole treatment will cost around Tk8 lakh. Prova still needs all the help she can get," said Iqbal Hossain.
Prova has already got two chemotherapies and a bag of white blood cell. To continue her treatment, her father has rented a house near the hospital.
Earlier in September, Prova fell sick suddenly. She was first taken to a local hospital and then to Khulna Medical College Hospital where she was diagnosed with cancer.
Prova's father took her to India for treatment as per the doctors' suggestion.
As the poor family could not manage the cost for the treatment, Prova's mother went to the Tala UNO on November 28.
UNO Iqbal Hossain assured her that they would try to help as much as they could. He took an initiative to collect financial help for Prova's treatment. He launched a contact number for those willing to contribute for her treatment. The mobile phone number is 01301829777.