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Young woman tries to help patient, fails

In a world where most people would not even think twice before refusing to extend a helping hand to the needy, a young woman and her mother ran from pillar to post to arrange for platelets for a serious patient at the Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Hospital.

punjab Updated: Oct 20, 2012 00:16 IST

In a world where most people would not even think twice before refusing to extend a helping hand to the needy, a young woman and her mother ran from pillar to post to arrange for platelets for a serious patient at the Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Hospital.


Despite the fact that their efforts partly paid off as they came across a youth with 'A Positive' blood group at Punjab Agricultural University who finally donated platelets, the patient could not be saved.

Navjot Kaur Grewal of Sehjad village near Jodhan along with her mother Narinderjit Kaur came to know about the patient Dharamjit Singh of Saayan village on Wednesday night after they came across his weeping wife Sarbjit. When inquired, Sarbjit told them that her husband needed platelets since his condition was serious.

Navjot along with her mother and a kin of Dharamjit then drove to several hospitals in the city to arrange for platelets but to no avail. At Krishna Hospital, they got a list of persons who had registered themselves for voluntary blood donation in emergency situations.

Though a donor with A+ group came to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) to donate blood, doctors said that he could not since his platelet count was below limit.

Narinderjit then went to PAU around midnight and approached inmates of a boys' hostel, after which one of the youths with A+ blood group came forward and donated platelets for Dharamjit.
Fighting back tears, Sarbjit said the mother-daughter duo put in a lot of efforts to arrange platelets for her husband, though he could not be saved.

Narinder, a niece of Shaheed Karnail Singh Isru who attained martyrdom during the Goa liberation movement, said, "We made sincere efforts to save the life of the patient but all is in God's hands."