Retired Cop was the only earning member and the family is finding it hard to pay the huge cost of his treatment.

Family of a 58-year-old assistant sub-inspector Tukaram Ghuge, who retired on March 31 from Dongri police station and later examined constructive for Covid-19, has written to the state dwelling minister and senior police officers for monetary assist to satisfy the price of his therapy, more likely to contact Rs 25 lakh.

Tukaram is at present on ventilator assist on the hospital, stated his son Rahul.

The letter, written by his spouse Sushila, states that the retired policeman was affected by chilly and fever since March 20 however didn’t apply for medical go away as he wished to serve out the remaining 10 days of his police service.

An area physician later suggested Tukaram to endure a Covid-19 check. “In May, his test results came positive. We had to shift him to a hospital because we stay at BIT chawl police colony in Mumbai Central, where families share common toilets,” learn Sushila’s letter.

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She goes on to write down that it was a wrestle to confess Tukaram to a hospital attributable to lack of beds. He was lastly admitted to Wockhardt hospital on May 6.

“But his condition deteriorated and he had to be put on a ventilator. His condition has not improved completely,” she says within the letter.

Sushila says that her husband was the only real incomes member of the household and it was not potential for her to pay the massive value of therapy at Wockhardt hospital.

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Tukaram’s son Rahul stated he hoped to obtain assist from the federal government.

“We have been helped by our family and friends. Now we have requested the home department and Mumbai police commissioner. We are hoping that they will help us,” he stated.

So far, Tukaram’s household has organized for Rs 13.5 lakhs to pay the hospital however the payments on the hospital are nonetheless pending.

Naval Bajaj, joint commissioner of police (admin) stated, “As per the government rule the Maharashtra Police Kutumbh Arogya Yojna expires once the police staff retires from service. However, we are exploring ways to help him.”

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