The district administration has promised to extend monetary help for treatment of Shahnara Khatun, 23, who was injured after being hit by a bus of a private educational institute on December 8.
A number of residents got together on social media and contributed money for her treatment, but the funds are insufficient as she requires plastic surgery and skin grafting on her left leg.
Khatun, of West Bengal, was allegedly hit by a bus of KR Manglam University when the driver was exiting a fuel station on the Sector 53/56 road.
“More than ₹1 lakh has been collected, but we require more than ₹2 lakh for her treatment. We requested the deputy commissioner TL Satyaprakash and he has agreed to provide monetary help for her treatment,” said Sanjeev Kumar, a road safety activist.
Satyaprakash said, “The administration will help her in the best possible way.”
Following the accident, good Samaritans had rushed Khatun to a nearby private hospital, from where she was referred to Safdarjung hospital in Delhi. She was transferred to Civil Hospital on December 12 and then shifted to a private hospital in the city.
“She needs plastic surgery and skin grafting as flesh from her left leg got peeled in the accident. These facilities are not available at Civil Hospital as such, which is why we admitted her to a private hospital,” Hemant Kapani, co-founding patron of road safety organisation, which is coordinating medical treatment, said.
The police arrested bus driver Ravi Tyagi on December 12 and served a notice to the educational institute for hiring a driver without a valid licence. Officials of KR Mangalam University had earlier said that the driver was provided by an agency and they will hold a meeting with the agency in this regard.
A mother of three, Khatun relocated to Gurgaon along with her husband, Amjad, and two sons in November looking for a better livelihood. The family lives in Sector 53.
“She needs AB+ blood for her first surgery,” Souniya Khurana, 27, who helped Shahnara with first-aid and garnered support for her through a post on Facebook, said.