Srinagar Mayor revealed he has bone marrow disorder

Srinagar: Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Junaid Azim Mattoo on Sunday revealed that he has been diagnosed with a bone-marrow disorder.

The SMC Mayor confirmed in a tweet that he has been diagnosed with a chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasm following consequent investigations in Delhi.

Taking to Twitter, Mr. Mattoo wrote: “After some recent health issues and consequent investigations in Delhi, I’ve been diagnosed with a chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (bone-marrow disorder) called Polycythemia Vera (PV). The treatment and management of the disorder was initiated immediately.”

“The prognosis, the doctors tell me, is “very good”. I’ve been told that – with proper management, healthy lifestyle choices and regulars treatment and monitoring – I should be able to live a healthy, normal and productive life for many many years,” Matto wrote on Twitter.

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“I look forward to being back to work this week and will continue my treatment schedule and regime while working. This is a battle I intend to fight and fight with conviction and positivity. I needed to put this out to dispel whispers and rumors about my health,” he tweeted.

“So I look forward to being back in Srinagar in the next couple of days and am grateful and humbled by the calls and messages. If anything, I intend to work harder – doing what I’ve set my heart on – delivering change in and ‘Reimagining Srinagar’ – our Srinagar. Cheers,” Mattoo said in a tweet.

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Upon hearing the news of the ex-NC leader ailment, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah took to Twitter and wished him a speedy recovery.

“I’m terribly sorry to read this Junaid but relieved to know that you have the condition under control & that the prognosis is good. You are in our prayers, Allah Shifa de,” he tweeted.

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