PM Modi helps a 12-year-old boy suffering from a deadly disease
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has helped a distraught father who wrote to him regarding his son�s treatment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has helped a distraught father who wrote to him regarding his son’s treatment.
The father of 12-year-old Parth - who has a rare and deadly brain disorder - had almost given up hope to treat his son. He had spent all his savings, sold off his property and his wife's jewellery, DD News reported.
With no option left, Parth's father thought, "Why not write to the PM?" And to his complete surprise, he got a reply. A positive one.
The boy’s father told DD that he received a letter within days which assured free of cost treatment for Parth at New Delhi’s AIIMS hospital.
The family, which belongs to Amreli district in Gujarat, is now in Delhi where Parth is admitted and undergoing treatment. However, the disease being rare in nature is still a cause of concern for the family.
“This is a degenerative brain disease. We are providing every possible treatment to the patient. Currently, all the required tests are being done,” Dr Sheffali Gulati of AIIMS told Times of India.
Earlier, an eleven-year-old boy from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh had written to the Prime Minister about the difficulty he faced in crossing railway tracks to reach his school. This prompted PM Modi to ask the Railways to intervene, following which the Northern Railways has written a letter to the boy.
Before that, an eight-year-old girl Taiyyaba from Agra wrote to Modi seeking financial aid to treat her congenital heart disease. Touched by the girl's appeal, the Prime Minister's Office immediately responded to the letter and arranged for her treatment at New Delhi's GB Pant Hospital, where all the expenses incurred in her treatment will be borne by the government.