Nalbari: Daily wage worker seeks Govt’s help for wife’s treatment

Daily wage worker has to pay Rs. 25,000 per day to treat his ailing wife. The man is from Assam’s Nalbari and goes through extremely tough times as he is being charged Rs. 25,000 everyday for the treatment of his wife.

Ayub Ali who is a daily wage worker has been paying hefty amounts of money in order to treat his ailing wife, Hasina Begum. Ali and his children have requested financial assistance from the state government for the treatment of his sick wife admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) due to her kidney and lung ailments.

The pandemic situation has made life toughest for daily wage labourers like Ali. Recently, Hasina’s health deteriorated and she was taken to GMCH. However, due to the COVID situation, she was later admitted at Ayurchundra Super-speciality hospital in Guwahati.

As per reports, in the first 24 hours Ali was charged an amount of Rs 80,000 while the daily expenses are Rs 25,000.
“Being a daily wage labour, you can imagine how difficult it is for me to pay such figures”, Ali said.
He further added, “She is currently in ICU at Ayurchundra Hospital. I requested them for a video call but they didn’t allow it. They said she is okay and making movements.”

For his wife’s treatment Ali had to mortgage whatever property he had and also sell off his cattle and various other items.

Ayub’s daughter who will be appearing for board exams this year said, “I have not been able to concentrate on my studies. The meagre property we had, that too had to be sold. We would like to request the government to help us. Any donation, small or big, matters a lot to us now.

Ali said that their neighbors helped them with whatever little amount they could.

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