Rishit (4 years baby) is a diagnosed case of THALASSEMIA MAJOR and is currently under treatment at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center. He requires Allogenic Steam Cell transplant and this is the only curative option. The approximate cost of treatment will be 20,00,000 INR. Since unforeseen emergencies & medical conditions can arise, this estimate is likely to be revised from time to time.
4-year-old Rishit has THALASSEMIA MAJOR. He needs an immediate BMT to save his life. When Rishit was a 1.5 years baby, he was taken for a general check-up to the hospital for his fever. The doctor there after a couple of tests diagnosed him to have Thalassemia.
In July 2014, Rishit was admitted to CMC, Ludhiana but his parents took him to Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Center because they could not afford a huge expense of approx. Rs.30,00,000 for his initial treatment as quoted by CMC.
With all their hopes Mr.Anil (Father) and Ms.Sheela (Mother) have been trying to look after their child with utmost care.
He has been on medicines and blood transfusions ever since. Luckily Rishit has found an identical Bone Marrow in his sibling Mishty. Baby is now undergoing blood transfusion(complete blood taken out and pure blood injected in) every 20 days from July 2014 onwards.
Bone Marrow Transplantation(BMT) is the permanent treatment solution for the baby’s pain and it requires good 20-30 Lac. Till now his family managed to support his treatment expenses on their savings and supported by their relatives too. But now they have reached a stage where they cannot arrange the funds for a bone marrow transplant .
Anil (Father) works in a medical store as a Store Keeper. With a monthly income of 12000 INR , he can’t afford a Bone Marrow Transplant for his son and here his hope starts fading. As he has already spent more than 10 Lac in giving treatments so far.
Anil (Father) had applied for state & central government funding and got an aid of 3Lac from Prime Minister Relief Fund but still it needs a lot to reach 25 Lac.
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