My name is Jairam and the profile picture is of my elder brother, Bablu. He has been on ventilation for the last 10 days in DY Patil Hospital, Nerul. We could hardly make both ends meet and the cost of his illness is going beyond us.
He had a fever in January 2020 and it was not coming down, we waited for almost a week and took him to Municipal Hospital, Vashi, Navi Mumbai. All tests were done and there was no sign of anything untoward. He was released in a couple of days.
We gave him whatever we could so that he regains energy. He started to move but the overall condition was not improving. I noticed, he could not breathe when he was in bed. He used to spend sleepless nights sitting on a chair.
When he started to turn brown, we rushed him to the municipal hospital again. We were referred to DY Hospital Nerul the same day. It was 13th March when he was admitted to the ICU on ventilation and since then he has been there.
We both have been doing small jobs and life was good until Bhaiya fell ill. He has a small girl and has been a single breadwinner. We have exhausted all our savings (close to 80,000) on medicines. We are left with nothing to pay the hospital bill. We are migrants and this corona scare has made it even worse. We are completely helpless.
Please help us get back to living.