Elishba Dilawar, student of Grade 2 of the Holy Shepherd Grammar School was seriously injured yesterday evening and is in a critical condition in Abbassi Shaheed Hospital where the doctors have said that there is only 1% chances of her survival.
Brakes failed of a huge truck carrying cement for construction near her house and slid backwards from the slope leading uphill dashing into the wall of Elishba’s house where she sccumb to serious injuries as she was playing just behind the wall.
Her right arm has was crushed completely beneath the wheels, while her left arm has sustained over 60 stitches. Doctors think that if she makes it through she would never be able to use her left arm.
Elishba is still in the ICU and under constant observations by the doctors who told me that she needs intensive care to control internal bleeding reason of which have not be identified as yet. In addition to amputation of her hand a few broken ribs and is having breathing problems due to clotting in the lungs. She has not been termed as out of danger yet.They assured that they were trying to do their best to save her and asked family and friends to pray.
Even though Abbassi Shaheed is a hospital government hospital I was extremely shocked and saddened that they did not operated upon her hand immediately and delayed for one whole day. I had to send Ejaz to personally plead with the doctor and intervene for immediate operation and medical attention. It is only then that she was taken into the opertion theatre nor have they kept the parents fully informed about the medical condition of their child. Doctors and nurses are uncooperative.
The parents have placed a sheet on the floor outside the ICU and have been there ever since the day of the accident because all medication has to be purchased by them. Prescriptions keep flowing from the ICU throughout the course of the day and night and the parents take turn to rush to the medical store to purchase it immediately.Only doctors fees and bed charges are free.
The father has borrowed Rs.50,000/- from someone which has to be returned with interest. The entire amount was spent in purchasing medication and various things required for her surgery.
Financial support is definitely needed.