Organ donation: Krushna Sadgir’s family to shift near Mumbai

After paediatric heart transplant, a proper care has to be taken, in order to avoid infections. Krushna’s family shifted near Mumbai as in the village; there are higher chances of him contracting infection

Ex-Armyman shields son’s life but battles for money

Krushna Sadgir, an eight-year-old boy, who belongs to Akole Taluka in Ahmednagar. In December 2016, Krushna was diagnosed with a heart ailment and was admitted in Pune’s Army Hospital where his heart function was found to be only 41 per cent. For which, heart transplant was one of the options. But heart transplantation expense was more in Fortis Hospital and after doctors advise, they decided to fit a pace maker in Pune’s Hospital.  Fortunately, on September 20, Krushna got a new heart and he underwent heart transplantation.

After getting discharged, he was taken back to his village. But now, Sadgir family will be shifting near Titwala at Thane district near Mumbai.

Krushna’s father Ganesh Sadgir said, “In the village, there is a lot of dust and our house is made of bricks, owing to which, Krushna can get infection. To avoid any sort of problem, we are renting a house in Titwala. On October 28, we will be coming to Mumbai.”

Krushna Sadgir
Krushna Sadgir

He added, “The transplant has cost up to 18 lakhs, of which, 1 4 lakhs and 40,000 have been paid by us. Still, we have to pay 3 lakhs and 60,000. So, we are trying to source money through various NGO’s.”

According to Ganesh Sadgir, “As we don’t have our house in Mumbai, we took him back to the village. But we will be shifting to Mumbai very soon. The rent of the house is 6,000. And the cost of the medicines is up to 2,000 to 3,000. Now, the questions is that how will I run the family.”