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Giant girl

Calcutta, Aug 12: The family members of Siddika Pervin, the 24-year-old woman from Balurghat suffering from gigantism, got her discharged from the SSKM Hospital today alleging inadequate treatment.

The woman with 162kg weight had been admitted to the SSKM on July 5 for treating the excess flow of growth hormones from the pituitary gland caused by a tumour.

Siddika’s father, Afazuddin Ahmed, said there were only tests and no treatment started. The superintendent said doctors had recommended a surgery, but her family objected to it and got her discharged.