Family reluctant to allow shifting of LGB syndrome patients to Patiala
Doctors treating three of a family suffering from Landry-Guillain-Barre (LGB) syndrome have advised the family to shift the three to government Rajindra hospital, but the family is reluctant to shift them from Rajpura civil hospital.
Two teenage daughters and a 26-year-old son of Gian Kaur, whose husband was killed by terrorist in 1984, are suffering from LGB syndrome and dying a slow death in Urna village of the district.
After Punjab and Haryana high court order on March 25, Patiala deputy commissioner Varun Roojam constituted a team of doctors for their regular check-up and shifted them to Rajpura civil hospital on March 26.
Patiala civil surgeon Rajiv Bhalla said though the doctors have kept the trio under medical observation sensing their critical situation, they have asked the family to allow them to shift the patients to government Rajindra medical hospital.
"There is nobody to take care of the family, therefore they are not willing to shift the trio to Patiala," added Bhalla.
It should be mentioned that prior to the high court orders, the siblings were staying in their home and were dependent on the medicines given by the quacks.
Meanwhile, the district administration extended helping hands to the affected family by arranging grocery items for four months, besides making arrangements to help the family under government welfare schemes.
Roojam said Patiala Red Cross society was working as coordinating agency and Rajpura tehsildar has been asked to report further needs and requirements of the family.
Indeed, the health department had confirmed that the three would be given free treatment and accommodation at the civil hospital.
It should be mentioned that family has no bread-winner and are finding it very hard to make both ends meet.
LGB syndrome is a disease resulting in rapid onset of weakness in the limbs as a result of acute polyneuropathy, a disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system. The disease is usually triggered by an infection, which provokes immune-mediated nerve dysfunction. It is rare and one to two cases are reported per 1,00,000 people annually.