Civilians pour in to help at hospitals
While several people lined up to donate blood to blast victims, there are a few who are going from hospital to hospital donating money to patients.mumbai Updated: Jul 17, 2011 01:57 IST
While several people lined up to donate blood to blast victims, there are a few who are going from hospital to hospital donating money to patients.
One such samaritan is Thane resident Sudhir Kulkarni who was moved when he read about young blast victims who had moved to the city and did not have relatives here. Kulkarni first headed to GT Hospital where there were six patients.
“Kulkarni did not just help the young boys but all the six blast victims recuperating in the hospital with a few thousand rupees,” said Dr A Chowdhary, medical superintendent. One such victim was Ramu Varma, 14, whose family could not come to the city because they could not afford a ticket.
Across the city, people are coming together to help victims. Doctors said that some even offered to buy prosthetics for patients who have lost their limbs.
Kulkarni, an employee with an advertising company said, “I felt better on seeing the patients and helping them.” He refused to say how much cash he had given to each patient.
Doctors at JJ Hospital too said that people have started visiting the hospital asking if they can help patients. “Just a day after the blast, we had three people willing to donate money, food or anything the patients required,” said Dr TP Lahane, dean of JJ Hospital.