Sahina had a smile of hope on Tuesday after Delhiites from all walks of life offered help to save her almost brain-dead son Mujahid (14), who had been unceremoniously discharged from AIIMS, after two months of treatment.
The heart-rending story of Sahina saying she, “will have to watch her son die” was published in Hindustan Times on Tuesday, after which offers of help poured in.
On Wednesday, Max Hospital, Okhla will medically examine Mujahid to determine the line of treatment he requires to be back on his own feet.
“We, at Max India Foundation, the social service arm of Max India Group, would like to help Mujahid in whatever capacity possible,” said Mohini Daljeet Singh, head of the foundation.
Sanjay Gupta of Delhi-based NGO Chetna, which was looking after Mujahid for the last two months, said the cost of medical check-up would be known after his examination at Max Hospital.
“Once that is done, we will seek help from citizens at large.”
Avinash Kumar Singh, a first-year student of Ramjas College of Delhi University, said he was willing to raise funds from students of his college.
“We have spoken about Mujahid in our class, and all of us are willing to help him,” said Singh, who is also the class representative.
MNC executive Simran, 24, and her colleagues offered to pay part of their salary for Mujahid.
“My colleagues and I want to help him. We cannot let such a fine looking boy die because of poor medical facilities,” said Sangita Kaul, who works with Ranbaxy.
Software professional Somesh Singh called Chetna on Tuesday evening after his friend in the US offered to donate money for Mujahid.
Independent television producer Upender Singh also offered to pay some money for Mujahid’s medical check-up and rehabilitation.