My name is Sujit Barla from Batabari tea garden an active member of Prayatn youth group. Along with few friends from Prayatn we visited Jyoti Oraon at her home. Jyoti is from Engo tea garden, Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal. She is 17 years and is studying in 12th standard at Rashtra Basha Hindi High School, Mateli and her parents Sanju and Nirmala Oraon are daily wage workers at Engu tea garden.
On meeting Jyoti we learned that she is surviving bone cancer. She was lying on the bed and was hardly able to speak with us. Her mother Nirmala Oraon shared that last year (2020) in November Jyoti’s health was really bad and she had to be taken to Medical College in Siliguri. The medical diagnosis and tests confirmed that she has bone cancer in her leg. They were all in shock and confused as to how will they fight the disease.
In December 2020, Jyoti along with her family visited Siliguri Nursing Home, a private hospital in Siliguri for cancer treatment, she had to undergo an operation. The operation was successful and it cost 1.5 lakhs INR. To fight cancer and save their daughter’s life, her parents spent all the life savings that they had made and had to sell their cow and goats to pay for the medical expenses.
Joyti still has to undergo 17 chemotherapy for which she has to regularly visit and stay at the hospital. Each chemotherapy costs about 20,000 INR, making the total cost of about 3,40,000 INR. With a monthly income of a maximum of 4000 INR, it is getting very challenging for her family. By now Joyti’s parents have spent all their savings.
To continue Joyti’s medical treatment for bone cancer we humbly request you to support her family.