Bashundhara Group chairman stands by ailing girl Munia
Minor girl Munia of Khulna who is suffering from serious heart disease is set to get a new lease of life with medical treatment to be provided by Bashundhara Group.
One-and half- year-old Munia is the daughter of Mintu Mia, a tailor at Bangorgati in Sonadanga of Khulna.
A news report published on January 29, 2013, describing her ailment drew the attention of Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan. He ordered his media adviser to take steps for treatment of the girl.
Munia who was supposed to lead a sound life like other children could not recover due to poverty of her parents. Her father was unable to arrange her treatment.
She is expected to undergo operation at Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital soon.
Her father said “When my daughter was six month old, her heart disease was identified. Doctor at Meherpur Heart Foundation said she will be fit for heart operation at the age one and half or two years.”
He said he was anxious about the costly treatment of his daughter as he came to Dhaka on January 28, 2013. When he was returning home with his daughter next day without treatment for lack of money, he received a telephone call from Mohammad Abu Tayeb, Adviser (Press and Media) of Bashundhara Group, saying that the group will bear the cost of treatment.
Expressing gratitude towards Bashundhara Group Chairman, he said “I do not know any word how to express my gratitude towards Ahmed Akbar Sobhan for standing by my family at a critical moment. I and my wife could not eat well once a day in last 18 months, let alone bearing the cost of treatment of my daughter.”