His father, Sagar Meshram a daily wages domestic painter earns around Rs. 40,000 p.a. ( Around USD 616.00/- per year) . He has consulted all premier medical institutions in India including AIIMS, Fortis, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Kokilaben Hospital etc for his son.
None of these hospitals could help cure Priyanshu's condition. The desperate father, on his own he learnt using the computer as well as internet and social media so that he could reach out to people to save his son.
When Priyanshu was 4 months then he was diagnosed with severe pneumonia and was admitted to Miracle Hospital in Bhopal where later we was referred to AIIMS New Delhi as Doctors there were unable to diagnosed further. Doctor at AIIMS had refused to do the treatment by saying that they are too late for his treatment but the doctors at Fortis Hospital New Delhi told Sagar that his Son’s ailment cannot be cured but they can add span of few years by doing three operations. With Govt support he managed to get the surgery done.
In 2015, a bridging therapy – a pulmonary artery banding was done – to reduce blood flow at high pressures into the lungs, thus preventing lung damage and prolonging life.
Sagar is an uneducated labor but because of his son’s health he became internet savvy and started exploring all the option to save his son. One day he found the video of Boston Hospital where he saw the ray of hope because hospital at Boston has treated patients with this defect. He then contacted them through mails. After several mails he was able to coordinate to them and they asked all his medical reports.
Boston Hospital got agreed that surgery is possible and this ailment can be cured too. After considering his situation they gave cardiovascular global discount estimate of USD 100,557/- which is equivalent to around Rs. 66 Lakhs in Indian currency. The poor family can no way afford such a huge amount.
The child will also need to stay in the hospital for at least two months for post-operative care, which would increase an overall cost upto around Rs. 85 Lakh to Rs. 1 Crore ( USD 130,700 to USD 153,000) including cost including airfare, stay, pre and post surgery expenses.
But now doctors from Boston has given a new estimate of USD 231,000/- due to his deteriorating health condition which is any which way not possible for his father to arrange. So overall he would need around USD 255,000 to USD 270,000. Also doctor want him to in USA for surgery by February 2019 and advised predation need to taken by his family like his oxygen saturation level should be maintained or preferably get increased , which is very low since few months.
New estimate of USD 231,000/-
The arrangement of money for such huge operation, however, is beyond the financial capabilities of the house painter.
There are many news articles published about Sagar and Priyanshu. Sagar has knocked every possible door to save his child but unfortunately nothing has worked till now.
His father had written letters to the President, Prime Minister, Health Minister and also to the Chief Minister Madhya Pradesh. Responses are awaited since long time. Meanwhile, time for Priyanshu is running out. He needs help and very urgently!
Since the onset of winter, the danger to his health is increasing by the day as Cyanosis is getting severe which makes him turn blue due to low oxygen content in the blood.
Now Priyanshu is not well and as we know that winters are really scary for him. Since few days he is been taking breathe very fast and also complained about pain in his left leg which is because of heart disease. Last week when Sagar - father of Priyanshu woke up he got scared to notice that his son was bleeding from nose.
In India we have managed to arrange Rs. 25 Lakh for him so far which is around USD 38,461/-
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