A 17 year-old Malawian boy is in great pain as he is suffering from a strange disease which doctors in the country have openly admitted failure to treat.
The patient, Mphatso Jangiya a form three student at Matandwe Community Day Secondary School is currently at Mzuzu Central Hospital waiting for well-wishers to lend a hand to him so that he can manage to go to South Africa for treatment.
In an interview, his teacher Kamuyanja Elayija told Malawi24 that Jangiya’s disease started as a gum problem since he was feeling cavity pain and his gum started swelling.
Elayija explained that the boy together with his parents have tried to visit all major hospitals in the country looking for treatment for the problem but to no avail.
He said they have just been told that the hospitals in the country cannot cure the problem and they should to go to South Africa for treatment.
“It started as teeth problem some months ago and they went to Matiya Health Centre where they were referred to Zomba Central Hospital where he was operated.”
“But this helped nothing and they proceeded to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre and then referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe where doctors failed and told them that they should meet doctors in South Africa,” explained Elayija.
According to Elayija, Jangiya’s gums have bulged and he is struggling to eat and to speak.
Currently a well-wisher in Mzuzu who denied to be mentioned has lend a hand Jangiya with MK1.3 million out of One Million, five Hundred and Ten Thousand Kwacha needed.
The Jangiya family is seeking the remaining MK210, OOO (Two hundred and Ten) from well-wishers for their trip to SA since they cannot afford to get that amount on their own because victim’s father died and his mother is financially poor.
Elayija described Jangiya as a genius in class who passed his Junior Certificate of Education examinations with flying colors.
Jangiya comes from Mmina village, Traditional Authority Mwambo in Zomba district.
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