A Givealitle page has been set up by a member of the community seeking to rally generous donors within the community and beyond to help a grandmother visiting her daughter in Auckland.
Jasbir Kaur came from India to visit her daughter and her family, who are New Zealand citizen and lives in Auckland before suffering from a stroke which left her paralysed and immovable.
“She had a stroke last week, and her left side got paralysed as a result, she cannot recover fully and need full-time nursing care which is not covered by her insurance,” says the Givealittle page set up by Karuna Goel.
Ms Goel is a friend of Tanmeet Kaur, who is struggling emotionally and financially in meeting the exorbitant cost of medical expenses and health care.
The Indian Weekender spoke with Tanmeet Kaur, who told that her family has already spent around $12-13,000 and have exhausted all their financial resources.
“As her current insurance provider is not covering any expenses, so we are clueless what to do next.
“Now we are trying to take her back to India where we have our extended family, and her insurance provider would also be able to bear the cost of treatment.
“But we have been advised by doctors that the cost of taking her back to India safely, would be in the range of $25 to 30, 000,” said an emotionally distraught Ms Kaur.
“We have also approached to the Indian High Commission to New Zealand and Ministry of External Affairs back in New Delhi to see if something can be done to help us,” Ms Kaur said.
Jasbir Kaur has been visiting her daughter and was on a visitor visa and is not eligible for any state-funded medical treatment.
At the time of writing of this story a total of 12 generous donors have chipped in, and a sum of $557 has been raised.
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