He was happily working from his home in Hyderabad until mid-May when his mother was diagnosed with Covid-19. So, he came home to admit her in the hospital. Unfortunately after a long battle for 20+ days she passed away. They spent 18+ lakhs for her treatment. Ashok had mild fever and shortness of breathe and was initially admitted to Time Hospital in Vijayawada and everything was fine until there was slight swelling near the left eye on 12th June. Additional tests confirmed that it was Mucormycosis (Black Fungus). HRCT test done on 17th June had a severity score of 21/25.
He was then referred and admitted to Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad for better treatment. The infection had spread from Eye to a portion of the brain and lungs. There are 2 cavities in Lungs which are caused due to Black Fungus. Due to the severity, Doctor prescribed 5 doses of Liposomal Amphotericin B injections per day for 9 weeks (total of 315) which costs 8K per vial for injections alone and in addition to hospital charges, multiple surgeries, scans, other tests and medication for next 9 weeks. He has been put on ventilator support on 28th June due to severe pneumonia and is currently undergoing treatment.
Family had already spent 18 lakhs for his Mother, 20 lakhs for Ashok till now for the treatment and would need financial support for further treatment.
He was just like us, working hard to fulfill his dreams for a bright future. Unfortunately, they are shattered by this uninvited pandemic. Let's join hands to support their family with whatever we can.
Just like tiny drops come together to make a mighty ocean, any small contribution from your end will make a big difference for their family both financially and morally. Request you all to come forward and donate for Ashok and help him recover.