Eye injury victim awaits treatment
‘We have no money to shift him to PGI Chandigarh’
Baramulla, Nov 14: Family members of a teenage boy hit by a pellet in his right eye last month in this north Kashmir town are finding it hard to get him treated as they are unable to afford it.
A pellet fired by forces hit Aqib Usman, 18, in old town Baramulla on October 8. He was rushed to SKIMS Soura for treatment.
Family members of the victim told Greater Kashmir that doctors at SKIMS advised them to shift Aqib to PGI Chandigarh for the specialized treatment. “We have not been able to do so as we don’t have enough money,” they added.
The ultra sonography report of the victim reads: “Retina detached, multiple high amplitude acrogenic spikes seen in the vitreous cavity. There is thick fluid moving slowly filling entire of the vitreous cavity.”
Aqib, according to the family members, had left his studies to support them as doctors diagnosed that his father, Muhammad Usman Wani, was suffering from cancer.
“Some people of the town are collecting money to get Aqib treated. No one from the government has come forward to help us,” family members added.
They said that recently someone had told them that Chief Minister has sanctioned a special relief fund for the victims who have suffered eye injuries. “But no one came to us,” they added.
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