Friday, January 30, 2009

This child needs help urgently

Read this from todays Mumbai Mirror:

Seven-year-old Deep Sankhe is suffering from cirrhosis, a liver disease, which is in its final stages.

Dr Aabha Nagral of Jaslok Hospital says Deep needs an urgent transplant and, fortunately, Deep's mother Madhavi is a match and is willing to donate part of her liver. According to the hospital, the cost of donor liver transplant is around Rs 15 lakh - from admission to discharge. However, Mohan, Deep's father cannot afford to pay the huge amount. He works as a clerk with the Virar Municipal Council and his salary is around Rs 6,500, which is insufficient to even feed his family of two daughters, wife and son Deep.

Mohan has taken a loan of Rs.50,000 against his PPF but may not be able to raise more funds.

The doctors have said Deep must be operated upon before February 20 as his condition is deteriorating.

Cheques may be issued in the name of Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre (a/c Deep Mohan Sankhe). Mohan Sankhe can be contacted on 9987378912

(Thanks Sumita, for the info)

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