Srinagar: Father of an ailing minor who is stranded in New Delhi has sent SOS to authorities after his son’s health deteriorated in the absence of proper accommodation and medical facilities.
Nisar Ahmad Magray from Abhama village in Pulwama, whose two- and -a- half-year-old son Magray Taha had undergone two open heart surgeries in a span of 10 days, has been camping in national capital for the last four months in connection with the treatment of his son.
Doctors last month discharged his son and advised Magray to shift him to Kashmir for recuperation in a pollution-free environment.
However, due to the lockdown, both son and father are stranded in New Delhi without enough food and medical facilities.
Magray said they were denied accommodation in Jammu Kashmir House despite recommendations by a Member of Parliament.
“Today morning we went to Jammu Kashmir House on the recommendation of MP Fayaz Ahmad Mir. We were made to wait for one hour and later denied accommodation,” he said.
On Sunday, government spokesperson Rohit Kansal had assured to help the father-son get better facilities in New Delhi.
“We ultimately had to return to our rental accommodation where we have to pay Rs 4500 per month to the landlord,” he said.
Magray said his son’s condition has worsened for the last few days since the weather in New Delhi has started getting warmer. “My son is suffering from a chest infection and can’t breathe properly. I can’t afford an AC for my son. I am literary at God’s mercy,” he said.
Magray’s who works as a daily wager said his son requires to be shifted to a better place where he could get constant hygienic food and environment.
“Doctors have advised me to take him home as soon as possible where he will have to remain admitted in SKIMS Soura for few days. Here I am not able to feed him properly since my entire saving has exhausted,” he said.
Member of Rajya Sabha Fayaz Ahmad Mir said he was looking for an option to shift father-son to a better place. “I had sent them to Jammu Kashmir House. Now I have got in touch with Rohit Kansal. I am working to shift them to a better place,” he said.
A senior government official in J&K said they are looking into the matter and will surely help the father-son duo.