Hyderabad: Telangana govt came to rescue of a middle class family by handling a cheque of Rs 2 lakh, released through Chief Ministers Relief Fund (CMRF), for kidney transplantation on Sunday.
According to sources Dilshad Khatoon, aged 27 years, was diagnosed with failure of both kidneys. Her Husband Md Majid, a poor daily wager, can’t bare the heavy expenses on dialysis. He exhausted all his resources and approached the Deputy CM for help.
Deputy Chief Minister Md Mahmood Ali not only gave a quick response, but also he personally gave an additional amount of Rs 50,000 for post-surgery expenses to the family members of the patient at Yashoda Multispecialty Hospital, Malakpet.
He also met doctors and other paramedical team members, and discussed the case. Considering the urgency, a letter of credit to the concerned hospital was released, based on which, through the Jeevan Daan programme, got a matching donor and has undergone kidney transplantation a few days ago at Yashoda Multispecialty Hospital Malakpet.
Kidney patients hailing from middle classes, look at the govt for a government-supported dialysis programme as many can’t bare the costly dialysis at private Hospitals.
While the dialysis scheme under Arogyasri covers only the poor, a vast majority of middle class families end up paying through their noses eventually falling into a debt trap.