A 3-YEAR-OLD Sri Lankan boy is recovering well at Shenzhen Children’s Hospital after a two-month treatment.
Under the care of the hospital, Dulan Nintharu, who suffered from a rare disease, is able to urinate and walk like a normal person, and in the coming two months, he could live like a normal person also.
On a sunny afternoon yesterday, Nintharu rested on a hospital bed with a mischievous smile, while his parents, Dinesh Ranil Askoa and Sujani Samarasinghe, watched over him.
The parents, who speak Sinhalese and only a little English, repeatedly said “Good!” to express their gratitude for the care and service that the hospital had offered in the past months.
Nintharu was born with multiple deformed organs. He had two sets of genitals and two anuses. He couldn’t urinate or go to the bathroom normally like other children do.
Because of the limited availability of medical care in Sri Lanka, Nintharu’s situation wasn’t effectively treated in the first two years of his life.
“The surgeons and nurses are excellent and I am 100 percent satisfied with the hospital and grateful for those who offered help to our family,” the father said in an interview yesterday.
The hospital provided the family the only suite on the eighth floor, which has a separate room. The treatment might last for about eight months, doctors said.