Bangladeshi in coma needs help

DUBAI — While Sarwar Kamal, the sole breadwinner of a Bangladeshi family, is lying in a coma in Rashid Hospital, friends and his family are looking towards Good Samaritans for support to send him home.

By Riyasbabu

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Published: Thu 1 Nov 2007, 9:05 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:32 AM

Man in ComaTheir attempts to mobilise Dh10,800 for air tickets, including that for the accompanying person, and raise funds for further treatment are yet to bear fruit.

Kamal, 29, has been working as a tailor in Deira for the past 11 years. As hundreds of others, he came to Dubai to support his family back home.

According to his friends, Kamal had not saved anything all his life as he has been working for a meagre salary and supporting his family.

“He is the only breadwinner of the family that consists of his parents and two sisters. He has been lying in Rashid Hospital for the past four months,” said Mohammed Ajmeer, a friend.

Doctors in Rashid Hospital said that Sarwar was admitted in the hospital on June 28 with a history of diminishing consciousness.

“He is in the advanced stages of Tuberculosis meningitis when the patient slips into a coma,” said the doctors.

The doctors suggested sending Kamal back to Bangladesh for further treatment. His friends, however, said despite their best efforts, they have not been able to mobilise enough money for the air tickets and further treatment.

“All of us are labourers working for meagre salaries. We have limitations in raising such a huge amount,” says Ajmeer.

Joseph Bobby, a volunteer of Valley of Love, which is currently helping Kamal, said: “We are trying to repatriate him. As his family members are in Bangladesh, he will get more care there. We hope some Good Samaritans would come forward to help.”

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