Friday, July 30, 2010

Foundation comes to aid of accident victim

ALAPPUZHA: Rajeev, a 24-year-old man rendered immobile with loss of memory after an accident and who was allegedly turned away by the Alappuzha Medical College Hospital (AMCH), has been offered help by the Bahuleyan Charitable Foundation, founded by the philanthropic neurosurgeon K. Bahuleyan.

Foundation managing director Rajeev Mannali said the foundation had come to know about Mr. Rajeev from a news report that appeared in The Hindu on July 20.

The youngster, Col. Mannali said, has been admitted to the Indo-American Hospital Brain and Spine centre at Chemmanakari near Vaikom following the Bahuleyan Charitable Foundations decision to help Mr. Rajeev return to normal life.

Col. Mannali said the foundation would sponsor Mr. Rajeevs treatment since the youngster was an electrician hailing from a poor family. Mr. Rajeev, hailing from Vettiyar in Mavelikara, had sustained critical injuries in a two-wheeler accident at Mavelikara on June 28, following which he was rushed to the Mavelikara Government Hospital, after which he was shifted to the Kottayam Medical College Hospital, where he underwent a surgery on June 29. Though he survived a critical phase, he was unable to stand on his feet and has a severe loss of memory even 20 days after the surgery

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