"sajeeb has been suffering from fever with dysentery for many days. at first we relied on homoeopathy treatment, but his condition was deteriorating. then we had to rush to the local hospital. the doctor suggested taking him to dhaka. they said he is affected by a disease named thalassaemia or something and needs an operation immediately. twenty bags of blood are required. but i managed only four bags. from where will i get the rest?"

shahidul islam, sajeeb's father
sajeeb, age 8
affected by beta thalassaemia intermedia
rajbari
 (image by Noor Alam)
"sajeeb has been suffering from fever with dysentery for many days. at first we relied on homoeopathy treatment, but his condition was deteriorating. then we had to rush to the local hospital. the doctor suggested taking him to dhaka. they said he is affected by a disease named thalassaemia or something and needs an operation immediately. twenty bags of blood are required. but i managed only four bags. from where will i get the rest?" shahidul islam, sajeeb's father sajeeb, age 8 affected by beta thalassaemia intermedia rajbari
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