Help for woman with metal in her chest
BY LAUREL V WILLIAMS Tuesday, April 29 2014
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METAL IN HER BODY: Princes Town mother of three, Bhumatie Sonilal, 54, claims that metals remained inside of her following a double by-pass surgery at...
DAYS after Newsday published an article highlighting the plight of a heart patient who claimed that metals were left in her body following a double by-pass surgery, medical practitioners have offered their services to help her ease her pains.
Bhumatie Sonilal, 54, of La Paille Road, Princes Town, yesterday said she was grateful for the positive response by the medical practitioners, adding that she hopes the pains would cease completely from her chest.
“I really want the pain to go away, because it is just too much to bear. Many doctors know me because I am always warded in the hospital. Because of the article, it looks a little promising for me. I went to plenty people looking for help. Thank you,” Sonilal said.
On December 19, 2012, two years after Sonilal suffered the heart attack, she underwent the by-pass surgery at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) in Mount Hope. But since then Sonilal has been complaining of a different chest pain.
She explained that some doctors, both private and public, told her thin metals used to tied the cut from the surgery remained inside of her.
As such, the metals are piercing the scar and protruding the skin in the chest area as if trying to get out, the mother of three explained.
Since the article was published, Sonilal met with the Medical Director of the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH), Dr Anand Chattergoon, who provided her with a reference letter to meet with a specialist doctor today at the hospital in Mount Hope.
Another doctor of the EWMSC yesterday charged that although he did not know for sure what was inside Sonilal, he believes he can solve the problem.
“Based on the article, she has metal inside of her. She can call the office and make an appointment. I think I am able to solve her problem, but I have to meet with her,” she added.
The doctor, who requested anonymity added that after reading the article a female heart patient telephoned the hospital and cancelled her surgery fearful she would die.
“I will be meeting with her to try and get her to change her mind. She thinks that the doctors are killing people here. That is not so,” the doctor added.