Lucknow/New Delhi— Seven-year-old Ali Hamza is student of Class II in Lucknow. Son of a lower middle-class family of Mohammad Rehan and Sabina, Hamza was diagnosed with acute liver ailment in March this year, and referred to Max Hospital in Saket, New Delhi. What happened there is something that deserves a standing ovation from the society.
At the Max Hospital, Hamza was attended by gastroenterologist Dr. Sharat Verma. After tests, it was discovered that Hamza’s liver ailment was in the last stage. Dr. Verma told the family about the urgent need for liver transplant. Father Rehan did not have required money – Rs 15 lakh. He put his all savings of Rs 3 lakh before Dr. Verma and pleaded him to save his son’s life. In the next three days, Dr. Verma and other doctors collected Rs 12 lakh through appeal on social sites. A part of father’s liver was taken and the boy was successfully operated upon, says a report in Hindi daily Hindustan.
Giving all these details to the media in Lucknow last Saturday, Dr. Verma said the boy is healthy now and doing well.
The story was also shared on Facebook by Delhi-based eminent human rights activist Nadeem Khan.
Applauding the role of the doctors of Max Hospital, Khan posted a comment on Facebook: “Today when we see news stories about mob lynching, Hindu-Muslim clashes and widespread hatred, we lose faith in humanity, but at the same time when a breather comes from Max Hospital our heart is filled with joy and satisfaction that humanity is not dead yet.”
Khan is associated with a civil rights group United Against Hate which has recently launched a toll-free helpline no. 1800-3133-60000 to offer free legal help to all victims of mob violence and hate crimes.