In Mumbai: NGO helps boy who lost his leg after falling off a running train
A day after HT reported about the teenager who lost his leg after being thrown out of running local, an NGO based in Navi Mumbai has come forward to help him and take care of all his medical expenses.mumbai Updated: Nov 04, 2016 01:19 IST
A day after HT reported about the teenager who lost his leg after being thrown out of running local, an NGO based in Navi Mumbai has come forward to help him and take care of all his medical expenses. It has also promised him an artificial leg.
It was on Monday when Bhuvaneshwar Ashok Dubey 18, a resident of Bhivpuri road in Karjat, who is preparing for his SSC, was heading home after meeting his friends. The train was overcrowded and he was thrown out of the running local. Bhuvaneshwar fell on the opposite track and a passing train ran over his left leg.
Several others have also shown interest in helping the Dubey family. They contacted HT to express their willingness.
The NGO, Uttar Bharti Maha Panchayat, will also look after the boy after the medical supervision. It has helped more than 20 people in past one and half months, including dengue patients, cancer patients and other victims of accidents.
Bhuvaneshwar said, “I saw two commuters who were pushing each other for fun, to which I told them to not come near me as I was already injured. But they got angry and pushed me outside the local. I fell on other track but as I tried to get up I slipped and the train ran over my leg”.
The president of Uttar Bharti Maha Panchayat, Vinay Dubey, said, “It’s good to help someone who is in actual need. We came to know about the accident late at night on Tuesday. We did not waste a minute and rushed to the spot. We then met the father of the child and assured him about the medical expenses. We are taking care of it now and once Bhuvaneshwar is stable, we will give him an artificial leg too”.
Vinay further added, “We are helping whosoever is in distress. We generally contribute money from our end and help people who cannot afford to bear hospital expenses”.
Ashok Dubey, the boy’s father, said, “I earn Rs 12,000 a month and in the last three days, I have spent Rs 7,000 on my son’s medications. I hardly have any money left . I have been assured by the NGO, who are now taking care of my child”
“I was charged Rs 300 when my child was brought to Sion hospital from Kalyan. This was quite shocking as I thought it’s free. Few of our relatives approached the Kalyan railway station authorities for the CCTV footage as we want the culprits to go behind bars. We are looking forward to his speedy recovery and a bright future. I am continuously encouraging him so that he overcomes the trauma.”
He added, “We have recently shifted to Karjat but with things have suddenly changed for our family.”
Ashok Dubey can be contacted on +919594858887. Uttar Bharti Maha Panchayat president Vinay Dubey can be contacted on 9820833213 .
First Published: Nov 03, 2016 09:26 IST