This report in from Linus, who visited Harkisondas Hospital last week:
1] Namdeo Guloop
Namdeo Guloop (38 years) lost both his limbs in the Opera House blast and is recuperating in Harkisondas Hospital. He used to work as a courier/peon in the Panchratna building. He has been promised prosthetic limbs by the hospital. He and his family stay in slums at Khar.
He has a wife and three school going children. While two study in Municipal schools in Mumbai, one studies in Raigad in a private school. They opened bank account for the first time to deposit the cheque given by the government. The wife basically was always a homemaker and has no inkling about Mumbai. She needs an escort daily from Khar to the hospital.
The short terms needs are funds required to run the house hold, paying the rent and providing fees for the child's studies. (Rs.500 per month).
In the long term, Namdeo needs a job after he is discharged from the hospital in 2-3 months and finding a home in the lower parts of the slum. Right now they stay on higher ground. In order to get a home in the lower area the deposit is around 45000 thousand and rent of Rs.4-500 per month.
2) Sahadev Bhuwad
Sahadev Bhuwad (56 years) lost his right limb in the Opera House blast and is recuperating in Harkisondas Hospital. He used to work as a sub-broker peddling rates between traders. He has been promised a prosthetic limb by the hospital. He and his family stay in Bhayander.
His son, Tushar also in the same trade wants a job which will give him a regular income so that he can take of his father, mother and wife. He has done a course in repairing mobiles and would like to start an enterprise repairing them. They are managing to pull on savings. In the long term, Sahadev will need a job and so will his son.
3) Ramlal Yadav
Ramlal Yadav's (51) limbs were badly injured in the Opera House blast and is recuperating in Harkisondas Hospital. His left hand is also badly injured. He used to work as a courier/peon in the Panchratna building. Doctors say that in couple of months he will
He stays with his family in Wadala. His son attends a Hindi medium municipal school while his daughter was pulled out of
school due to a poor academic record. He would like some funds to run his household for the next few months and will need a job to sustain his family in the long run.
4) Satish Singh
Satish Singh (36) right limb was badly injured in the Opera House blast and is recuperating in Harkisondas Hospital. He used work as a security guard at the Panchratna building. His family is in Bihar and has no home in Mumbai. His father came from Bihar to look after him and stays in the hospital premises. No one from his company has bothered to enquire about him. Doctors say that in couple of months he will recover.
Daily expenses of the father needs to be met and Satish will need a job once he recovers.
If you would like to help any of these victims with either financial assistance or assistance for a job or a means of livelihood, do mail in at firstname.lastname@example.org