My ordeal with the COVID-19 disease started in April '21 when I started showing severe symptoms. The disease developed into a severe affliction in a matter of few days and immediate hospitalization was advised by the consulting doctor. Overcoming many difficulties, my family managed to get a hospital bed with oxygen support in the ICU of a hospital. I was in the hospital in a very critical condition for many days. While I was battling the disease in the hospital, my family faced a different battle. They had to run pillar to post to procure the prescribed medicines that were not only expensive, but also difficult to purchase. Moreover, they had to quickly come up with a big sum of money required for the hospitalization and treatment.
I am a single parent to my child and we live with my aged parents. Already worried about my recovery and safe return, they now also faced the problem of meeting the unexpected, growing medical expenditure. I was in the hospital from 26/4/21 to 13/5/2021 And the hospitalization cost came up to Rs.9,00,000 . An additional amount of
Rs. 3,00,000 were also spent towards other medicines and supplements, that were very expensive. In order to pay all the bills, they had to borrow the required amount from our relatives and friends.
After many difficult days in the hospital, I slowly started showing signs of recovery, giving hope to my family. I gradually came out of the critical state and was discharged from the hospital after a few days. At the time of discharge, although the disease was waning, I was still only on the path to recovery but not completely recovered. I was very weak and had breathing problems frequently due to the dipping oxygen saturation levels. I was advised to use oxygen concentrators to alleviate the problem. After two weeks of treatment at home, I am still under medication and recuperating at home as per the doctor's advice via online consultation. I may continue to need medication and other medical support for some more time until my condition stabilises and I reach normalcy. My family has been attending to my needs and helping me towards recovery.
I have been the only earning member in my family. Prior to this pandemic, I worked for a small company but I am currently unemployed with no income. As I continue to be under medical care, my family and I are in need of financial assistance. In addition to managing the current medical and household expenses, I am faced with the responsibility of paying back the huge amount borrowed from my friends and relatives these past few months for my treatment.
Please find attached my hospital bills. Please note that a substantial amount has also been spent towards procuring medicines, injections and other medical supplements, which are not a part of the attached bills.
I request your assistance in the form of financial aid to enable me meet this huge expense at this time. Your contribution will go a long way in helping me and my family come out of this crisis. I am thankful for your consideration and hope that you will respond positively.
Thanking you in advance.