The woman, Siddiqa Parvin, suffering from abnormal growth caused by irregular secretion of the somatotropic hormone from the pituitary gland was admitted to the state-run Balurghat Sadar Hospital on July two, the attending doctor Sarthak Sensharma told reporters here.
“Siddiqa is eight foot tall and weighs about 160 kg.We may have to take her to Kolkata for better treatment,” Sensharma said.
Siddiqa was 7.6 foot tall and weighed 140 kg just three months ago, her mother Monsura Bibi claimed. The mother said her daughter had a monstrous appetite and ate six kg of rice and vegetables daily, making it extremely difficult for her father, a daily wage earner, to provide for her.
She said that they had to take loans to feed their daughter and also did not know how much her treatment would cost.
District Magistrate Durgadas Goswami said no assistance has been sought by the family from the administration for Siddiqa's treatment.
If an application was made, the administration would consider it, he said.