Offered my eye to pellet victim Insha, says CM

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday visited the Eye Care Centre at Safdarjung Hospital here to enquire about the welfare of Insha, a young Kashmiri girl undergoing treatment for pellet injuries.
Offered my eye to pellet victim Insha, says CM
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Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday visited the Eye Care Centre at Safdarjung Hospital here to enquire about the welfare of Insha, a young Kashmiri girl undergoing treatment for pellet injuries.

The Chief Minister while interacting with the doctors at the Safdarjung Hospital requested them to make all possible efforts to restore the eyesight of the girl, an official spokesman said. "Even if she requires an eye transplant to make her see the world around again, the State Government would provide full support for the same."

The Chief Minister assured the parents of Insha that the government would ensure best possible treatment, within or even outside India, for their daughter.

The Chief Minister also visited AIIMS to enquire about the welfare of a policeman, who was grievously injured during ongoing uprising and is undergoing treatment at the Hospital.

'OFFERED MY ONE EYE'

In Jammu, the Chief Minister herself said during her visit to New Delhi, she went to inquire about the well-being of a 14-year-old Insha who lost her eyes after being hit by pellets and "offered to donate my one eye so that the innocent young girl could see the world again."

"When I visited the hospital and saw the girl, my heart came in my mouth (sic) after seeing the condition of the innocent girl who wanted to become a doctor," Mehbooba said, adding: "When I called Insha and asked her that if she is annoyed with me, her mother was in tears which made me to think that whose fault is this."

She said the lone girl child of her parents, Insha, became victim for none of his fault. "I thought whether I committed anything wrong, our government did anything wrong and why did this happen?" she said.

The Chief Minister said she consulted the doctors there and offered to donate her one eye for the girl.  "I told the doctors that if possible, I will donate my one eye so that Insha could also see this world as she fell victim to circumstances for no fault of her."

She also said: "I also asked the doctors that if possible we are ready to send the girl to US for treatment".

She however said the doctors told her that there is remote possibility that the girl could regain her vision.

"I also inquired about the health of a 20-year-old cop Rouf who was injured in firing by militants. The doctors told me that the cop will be confined to bed for rest of his life. We are shattered to see all this," she said and again asked: "Whose fault is this?"

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