Gangtok, Jan 16
In a very noble initiative, a Sichey-based social organization, Srijana Samaj Samiti [SSS] in East Sikkim has contributed the financial support for the treatment of ailing Swadip Subba of 6th Mile Tadong. Mr Subba of 6th Mile Tadong in East Sikkim is presently undergoing through medical treatment for his major head injuries at Central Referral Hospital, Tadong and his family is in a great financial support of around 1.50 lakhs to complete his treatment.
A team of executive members of SSS has handed over the financial support of Rs 58,000 to Sumitra Subba, elder sister of Swadip Subba, at CRH on Tuesday evening. Team comprised of legal advisor-cum-executive member, Wangmu Bhutia, president Mani Kumar Gurung, general secretary, Deepak Rai, treasurer, Andrew Chettri and executive members, Bimal Chettri, Bhim Poudyal and Daniel W Chettri of SSS has also took the update on the present condition of the patient.
Executive members of the organization informed that the amount given for the treatment of Mr Subba was the remaining amount from the fund raised by SSS last year for the treatment of a six-years-old baby, Ansuiya Portel. They mentioned that SSS had collected an amount of Rs 2.13 lakhs last year for the treatment of a six-years-old Ansuiya Portel, who was suffering a disease, hydrocephalus, after taken the permission from the concerned authority. “Baby was referred to AIIMS, Delhi for the further treatment but she was returned immediately by the hospital by saying it was too late and she passed away after a week coming back to Gangtok,” they said. It has been informed that she passed away on 15 October last year and last rites were performed on 19 October.
It is informed that out of collected fund of Rs 2.13 lakhs, an amount of Rs 50,000 was spent during her treatment in AIIMS and Rs 72,000 was spent for her cremation and last rites and Rs 30,000 was handed over to her parents, Dil Kumar Portel and Bindu Portel, of Sichey, who come from a very weak financial background and Rs 3,000 was spent in miscellaneous purpose.
They informed that SSS has recently received a letter from the International Human Rights Council, state-unit on 09 January this year seeking financial support for the treatment of ailing Swadip Subba. On the request of IHRC state-unit, SSS executive team has handed over the remaining amount of Rs 58,000 to Sumitra Subba for the treatment of his brother.