A man who received funding from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) for a kidney transplant, died awaiting treatment in Varanasi.
The deceased, Santosh Kumar, was 33 years old at the time of his death Wednesday. His sister Rita had approached the office of Prime Minister Narendra Modi financial aid after their two kidneys had failed.
Rita, also its donor, used to take his brother to the city of Lucknow, where he was undergoing dialysis at a state hospital, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPI). But as his condition worsened, he said Rita appealed to the doctors for a transplant, but his pleas were turned down repeatedly citing lack of funds. This is what you should know about kidney transplant.
he said the PMO granted Rs 2.17 lakhs (USD 3,420) for surgery that cost more than four lakhs rupees (USD 6,305). Despite rapid economic growth over the past 20 years, the government spends only 1 percent of gross domestic product on health care. Public hospitals are overcrowded and lack resources to meet growing demand, while access to basic health services in rural areas and smaller towns remains poor.
After the death of Santosh, the Minister of State Union for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said the Ministry of Health should ensure that docotors high make the decision to critical cases as the course of treatment and date of the casulties surgery to prevent future.
With inputs from ANI
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