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Sabebrao Patil had gone to Nallasopara on Tuesday evening to get money to pay for cousin Bhagyashri’s treatment at KEM Hospital

Pandurang Mhaske for Mumbai Mirror

Mumbai, Jul 13: Sixteen-year-old Bhagyashri Patil, who suffers from a kidney disease, is afraid that her cousin Sabebrao Patil may have been killed in Tuesday’s blasts, and will not come back with money to pay for her medication.

Sabebrao had accompanied Bhagyashri from Kasgaon village in Jalgaon district to Mumbai’s KEM Hospital, where she is being treated for Nephrotic Syndrome.

On Monday July 10, a doctor at KEM asked Sabebrao to get some medical test conducted from Jaslok Hospital and a private pathology lab, and Rs 4,000 he had brought with him was spent on these.

He then left at 5 pm on Tuesday for Nallasopara to borrow some money from a friend to get back home. He hasn’t returned since.

Bhagyashri is her parents’ only child. Her father is unemployed and her ailing mother works as a farm labourer for Rs 25 per day.

 “He has not called anybody to inform about his whereabouts. I am waiting for him,” says Bhagyashri.

Meanwhile, doctors have told her that her treatment is complete and she can leave; but she unfamiliar with the city.

Dr Nilima Kshirsagar, Dean of the hospital, has assured Bhagyashri that she can stay till Sabebrao returns and that they will help her return to her village.


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