Quetta – Hajira, a 13 year old patient, who belongs from Kharan district needs financial help for treatment of blood caner.
Hajira comes from an under-privileged family of Kharan district and her father sells commodities on a man-push cart to earn his livelihood, mother of Hajira told Balochistan Point.
Hajira got seriously ill couple of months back and she was diagnosed with Blood cancer.
Case of Hajira Bibi was highlighted for first time by Vsh News and then it went viral on social media. As a result civil society collected donations for her family and they managed to travel to Lahore for her treatment.
Hajira was taken to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Caner and Research Hospital (SKMCRH) for treatment. SKMCRH administration refused to treat Hajira citing the reason that her illness can’t be treated in their hospital.
After that Hajira was transported to Quetta and admitted in Senar hospital. After few days of treatment, Senar hospital doctors referred her to hospitals in Karachi as blood cancer can’t be treated in Senar hospital.
Hajira was then taken to Karachi Institute of radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine (KIRAN) Hospitals and Indus Children Hospitals. Both of these hospitals expressed their helplessness in the treatment of Hajira. Doctors of Indus Children Hospital advised parents of Hajira to admit her in either Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) or National Institute of Blood Disease and Bone Marrow (NIBD).
According to medical tests, Hajira is suffering from acute myeloid leukemia and its treatment is very costly.
Social activists who are accompanying family of Hajira in Karachi told Balochistan Point that an appointment has been taken for Hajira with pediatric oncologist on Monday.
“Doctors have told us that fees of 3.5 million to 4 million are required for treatment of Hajira which we can’t afford,” her uncle told Balochistan Point.
Uncle of Hajira appealed to government of Balochistan and Civil Society to help them in arranging finance for treatment of Hajira.
“It’s the duty of Balochistan government to finance the treatment of Hajira,” Abdul Wali a social activist told Balochistan Point.
He questioned, “If tens of millions of rupees can be wasted on foreign trips of MPAs of Balochistan then why not treatment of Hajira can be financed by Government.”
Civil society Balochistan has vowed to help facilitate the treatment of Hajira like they did in case of Ameerullah Kakar few months back.
If any reader wants to help Hajira then he or she can contact civil society Balochstan on the following Email address: CivilSocietyBalochistan@Gmail.com
Published in The Balochistan Point on December 3, 2015