Thiruvananthapuram

Good Samaritans give boy a new lease of life

Twelve-year-old Shalomon who had been suffering from a life-threatening liver disease has got a new lease of life, courtesy a team of doctors at KIMS hospital who managed to raise sufficient funds to perform a liver transplant on him.

Shalomon belongs to an indigent family here. His mother, a daily wages labourer, had no means of treating him, even though she was willing to donate a part of her liver to save him. After he was brought to KIMS hospital in an acute condition, it was a charity drive led by Mohammed Nazeer, orthopaedic surgeon at the hospital, which resulted in funds flowing in from various quarters to help perform the liver transplant surgery. Contributions also came from a charity drive at the school where Shalomon studied, from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, and the Karunya Benevolent Fund.

After spending 40 days at the hospital following the liver transplant, Shalomon is now back home and recuperating.

The liver transplant surgery team at KIMS, led by G. Venugopal, has decided to give the gift of good health to the boy by bearing all his treatment costs for the next one year, a statement issued by the hospital said.

Charity drive by doctor 12-year-old’s liver transplant.


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