Prateek’s Treatment process requires Chemo Therapy followed by Bone Marrow Transplant. There is a parallel process wherein Prateek has to be infused with Plasma (to recover from Covid), Platelets (required 2-3 times per week), and regular units of WBC as his body is unable to make blood on its own.
The estimated time for the surgery and post-surgery hospitalization is total approx 3-4 months. The estimated cost of the entire treatment including post-hospitalization care and follow-up is approx Rs 70 Lakhs to Rs 80 lakhs (approx USD $ 1,00,000) and the family is in no position to bear this cost.
My family is of 4 people..My father is retired , Mother is a house wife (also suffering from Corona), and I had to leave my job to be with my family and manage the Hospital formalities. My father has exhausted all his Life's savings , used all his family's resources and yet we are no where near the amount required. Each day in the hospital is adding more and more amount to the bill for his Medicines , Covid Care , Plasma infusion, WBC infusion , Platelets infusion and other hospital expenses.