A sister has started an online campaign to raise funds for her brother who is suffering from major brain injury after he met with an accident recently
Umesh Jadhav, (26), who hails from Baramati, met with an accident on April 16, 2017. He was immediately hospitalised in Baramati, but as his injury was severe, the doctors advised his family to seek the treatment in Pune under the care of specialist’s doctors.
Jadhav has undergone three major surgeries and the family claims to have spent around Rs 16 lakh for the treatment. While he has received assistance of Rs 2 lakh under the Chief Minister Fund (CM fund), the family is now working hard to gather funds for further treatment and surgeries.
Komal Gaikwad, (25), is the younger sister of Jadhav, she said, “My father is a tailor, while my brother is an electrician and our monthly family income is around Rs 20,000. We do not have any land which we can sell. We have used all our savings to pay the hospital bills. We have taken loans from family members and friends, but still we are not able to gather the money required for my brother’s surgery.”
Doctors from Pune have performed a surgery on him at Sanjeevani hospital in Pune. Dr Sachin Gandhi, a Neurologist from Pune who performed the surgery on him said, “He was very serious when he was brought here. We have performed many complicated surgeries. Both the parts of his brain were severely damaged. His skull was also severely damaged. We have given all the possible discounts to the patient.”
Doctors say that there are some minor operations which need to be done on him. Jadhav is now shifted to a hospital in Baramati which is registered under Rajeev Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana. The family said that the health department has agreed to help Jadhav under the scheme. But the monetary assistance of around Rs 2.5 lakh would be granted under the scheme and rest of the amount will have to be given by Jadhav’s family.
Dr Gandhi informed that calcium is getting deposited around some of his muscles and also brain fluid is getting collected in the brain. He said that these and some other minor treatments and surgeries will now be performed on Jadhav.
Gaikwad, said, “My brother has a three-year-old daughter and his wife is eight months pregnant. A contribution of even Rs 10 would be crucial for him and his family.”
Interested donors can contribute to Bank of Maharashtra, Baramati branch, Account No: 60015791781 and IFSC code: MAHB0000073. Gaikwad is making an appeal through Facebook and WhatsApp and till Monday people have donated around Rs 40,000.