Asiya Andrabi suffering from ‘Angioedema’, says DeM

SRINAGAR: Incarcerated resistance leader and chief of all-women Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Syedah Asiya Andrabi, was on Saturday hospitalised at SKIMS, Soura here.
55-year-old Asiya had complained of uneasiness in her skin for last several days before she being admitted to SKIMS today. She and her personal secretary Fehmeeda Sofi are lodged at Central Jail Srinagar.
“Doctors at Central Jail could not cure her and they referred her to SKIMS for advanced treatment,” DeM secretary general, Nahida Nasreen, told the Kashmir Reader.
“At SKIMS, doctors diagnosed her with Angioedema – a kind of allergy,” she said. “Asiya was feeling itchy skin for several days.”
An Asthma patient, Asiya is in jail since May this year and was shifted to Srinagar from Ambphalla jail Jammu early this month.
“The doctors said that it was not normal allergy,” she said.
Medical sciences record that Angioedema is a form of severe swelling beneath the skin’s surface. In some cases, the swelling occurs along with the appearance of hives. This is why angioedema is sometimes referred to as “giant hives.”
“I do not comment on this,” said the doctor who checked Asiya at SKIMS.
Nahida alleged that it was because of continuous incarceration of Asiya that she developed several ailments. “Last time when she was in Kotbalwal, Asiya was diagnosed with Asthma,” she said. “And in Ambphalla jail, Asiya was diagnosed with chest infection… She is 1962 born and her health is in worst phase.”
Nahida said that a recent medical test revealed that Asiya’s eye sight “is decreasing day by day”. “Besides, she is suffering from acute knee pain.” “All ailments due to her incarceration,” said Nahida Nasreen. The DeM chief was brought to SKIMS early on Saturday and was sent back in the afternoon.