Jewellery offered out, wage reduce, Delhi household struggles to supply remedy to specially-abled boy

New Delhi, August 30

Over the final 11 years, Jaya Lakshmi has offered all her jewelry, her mother-in-law gifted on her wedding ceremony, for the remedy of her son who suffers from cerebral palsy. But the scenario is getting harder for the household together with her husband’s wage diminished by half as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

The dad and mom are struggling to supply remedy to Ujjawal who can’t stroll correctly.

From medical doctors in Delhi to panchakarma remedy in Kerala to remedy on the Udaipur Narayan Seva Sansthan, the couple has explored all choices and has spent Rs 30 lakhs on their 11-year-old son’s remedy until now.

“Ujjawal was fine at birth. His physical growth slowed down when he was seven months old. Initially, doctors said he exhibited development delays,” Lakshmi mentioned.

Cerebral palsy is a bunch of problems brought on by harm to the immature mind because it develops, most frequently earlier than delivery. It impacts motion and muscle tone or posture.

“These 11 years have been excessively difficult, full of struggles. We have spent all we had on Ujjawal’s treatment. I sold all the 10 tolas (100 grams) jewellery my mother-in-law gifted me on my wedding to afford treatment for my son,” she mentioned, choking on her tears.

But it was solely in January that they may witness a tangible enchancment within the boy’s situation.

“Finally, we have got a doctor who brought a positive change in the boy’s condition, but we do not have money for treatment now,” she mentioned.

Ujjawal’s physician, Dr Ranbir Singh, mentioned the boy wants physiotherapy at residence twice a day.

Using a wheelchair to take the boy to hospital can be demotivating and isn’t advisable, the physician mentioned, including that physiotherapy at house is the way in which forward.

Lakshmi mentioned, “Around Rs 15 lakh is needed—Rs 30,000 a month—for four years of treatment. Due to the pandemic, my husband’s salary has been reduced by half. He earns Rs 15,000, of which Rs 5,000 is spent on rent.”          

She mentioned her maternal household didn’t help her and rejected the kid due to his incapacity.

“The kid knows we are struggling financially and says when he will be fit, he will set everything right,” Lakshmi mentioned.

Ujjawal, who’s a scholar of Class 4, loves enjoying the keyboard and tries reproducing the music he listens to on YouTube.

For the final three months, Ujjawal’s dad and mom have been offering remedy to him.

“But we are not experts, there is a difference between what we do and what a doctor does,” she mentioned.

“The doctor has been helping us online but we cannot ask him for more. We need some help so that our kid is back on his feet again,” the mom added. PTI


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