Agra (Uttar Pradesh), March 9: A couple from Agra in Uttar Pradesh has written a heart-touching letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking financial assistance for the treatment of their five-year-old daughter suffering from blood disorder--thalassemia.
The family--from a humble background--decided to approach PM Modi as it is finding it difficult to bear the expenses of the treatment of their daughter. The couple is confident that PM Modi will come forward and help in continuing with the treatment of their daughter, Bebo.
"Agra (Uttar Pradesh): Parents of 5-year-old Bebo write to PM Modi requesting for help as their daughter is suffering from Thalassemia," tweeted ANI.
Agra (Uttar Pradesh): Parents of 5-year-old Bebo write to PM Modi requesting for help as their daughter is suffering from Thalassemia. pic.twitter.com/yt04gY0984— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 9, 2017
"Parents of 5-yr-old Bebo express concern over difficulty in bearing expenses, say 'we're confident that PM would help our daughter'," added another ANI tweet.
Parents of 5-yr-old Bebo express concern over difficulty in bearing expenses, say "we're confident that PM would help our daughter" pic.twitter.com/jkMvFNkNOV— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 9, 2017
According to reports, every year thousands of children in the country are born with thalassemia. Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. If either parents or any one of them are carriers of thalassemia then kids have 25 percent chance of inheriting major form of thalassemia.
According to the Centre for Disease Control, thalassemia is most common in people from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Greece and Turkey. Those who inherit thalassemia have to regularly undergo blood transfusion and it is a costly affair.
Earlier, the Prime Minister's Office has helped a family in Kanpur, UP, after the sons of an asthma patient wrote to PM Modi seeking financial assistance in the treatment of their father.
All these cases indicate how families--especially those belonging to the lower-income group in the country--are finding it difficult to bear the medical expenses of their loves ones.