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.”

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“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.

“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.

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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