Last month, my father was severely injured in a hit-and-run accident while on his way to a catering work. He had to undergo an emergency neurosurgery and was in coma for a week. He has been bed-ridden ever since and a few days back developed pneumonia. He is been in ICU for the last few days and needs to be hospitalized for a few more weeks. Another surgery is needed next month to re-implant scalp that was removed during surgery and after this, several months for intensive home care is required.
The hospital expenses have crossed Rs. 4 lakhs, and another 4 lakhs will be required for further treatment. We were able to manage so far with our meager savings and money borrowed from relatives, we are finding it difficult to continue the treatment. We need financial support in the next 15 days to meet the medical expenses at the hospital and post-hospitalization expenses.
He was being treated by Dr. Lakshmi Prasad at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal. After discharge, he developed some more complications because of which he was admitted to Astra Hospital, Bangalore under Dr. Sreedhar. We were told that another major surgery (CSF shunting) is required. As we are unable to bear the hospital expenses, we have bought him home and is being taken care of by a trained attender. He is currently in a coma.