Father of five seeks aid for liver transplant

DUBAI - A Pakistani mother of five from Dubai is seeking financial help for her husband’s liver transplant in India.

By (Staff Reporter)

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Published: Mon 22 Aug 2011, 10:24 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 5:11 AM

Bushra approached Khaleej Times to draw the attention of the generous and caring communities for the liver transplant of 44-year-old Malik Mohammed Arif, the family’s only bread winner who is suffering from Hepatitis C and unable to work for over two years.

According to the Dubai Health Authority report dated July 26, Arif was diagnosed at Rashid Hospital with hepatic encephalopathy and decomposed liver disease in May 2009.

He has a known history of chronic liver disease, Hepatitis C, type II diabetes mellitus and hypertension, the report said.

Arif is on medication and is planning to go to India for possible liver transplant, it added giving details of his medicines.

“We have ready donor in India and the doctors at three hospitals are waiting for us. But, we can’t afford the Dh200,000 (INR2.5 million) cost of the transplant,” said Bushra with tears flowing down her cheeks.

She said that Manipal Hospital in Bangalore, MIMS Hospital in Kozhikode and another hospital in Andhra Pradesh are ready to carry out the transplant, all she needs is financial means to proceed.

“My husband was a partner in a land technical business in Dubai until he was diagnosed with decomposed liver in 2009. Our five children, two daughters and three sons aged 8 to 14, are out of school because he is not able to work for over two years,” Bushra said.

“His condition is getting worse as he has started to vomit blood. I have to get things moving fast to save his life,” she said. She can be contacted on 0558832914.


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