Revati Deshpande, a resident of Junnar taluka in Pune District, is diagnosed with a medical condition called severe aortic valve incompetency detection. Doctors at Ruby Hall Clinic have advised her to undergo heart transplant immediately. Though, people residing in her village have started a crowd funding campaign, to raise funds for her surgery.
Ramesh Kharmale, an ex-army jawan and a Junnar resident, who has initiated the crowd funding campaign, said, “Her family is very poor and the transplant will require around 25 lakh rupees. When I came to know about it, I thought of using the online medium to raise funds for her. We are using Facebook and WhatsApp, for crowd funding. We appeal that more and more people should donate.”
Dr Manoj Durairaj, Cardiothoracic Surgeon from Ruby Hall Clinic, who is treating her said, “Her heart is functioning only 10 per cent and she needs to undergo heart transplant, as soon as possible. We are giving her medicines and the transplant should be scheduled in the next two to three weeks.”
Mahendra Deshpande, her father who is high school teacher in a private school said, “Now, she has become very weak. She has lost 20 kgs. Since last two months, she has stopped attending school. We do not have any agricultural land and my income is meagre. I cannot afford the surgery.”
Bank account details:
Bank of Maharashtra, Junnar branch
Bank account No: 20167640758
IFSC code: M-HB 0000623