Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (ANK)
Udupi, Jan 12: Until a few months ago, Jagannath Poojary was working at a hotel in Mumbai to feed his family of wife and two daughters back home in Nandalike, Belman. Today, the family is in dire straits as Jagannath has been diagnosed with throat cancer, and is presently undergoing treatment.
Jagannath Poojary (60), a resident of Nandalike has been suffering from throat cancer since October 2019. It all started when he experienced severe throat pain and difficulty in swallowing food, accompanied by bouts of vomiting. He then consulted a doctor in Ramakrishna Hospital in Mumbai.
On October 5, Jaganath arrived at his hometown of Nandalike and got admitted to KMC Hospital. The doctors at KMC detected throat cancer and began treatment.
Jagannath belongs to a very poor family and is the lone breadwinner. His wife Malathi rolls beedis. The couple has two young daughters, who are both in schools.
"Doctors have not given much hope about his survival. So far we have spent around Rs 2 lac for his treatment. He was discharged on January 4 and will be going for treatment again on January 17," says Malathi.
"Jagannath cannot swallow any kind of hard food. He is taking only liquid food for the last couple of months. We are in a bad situation as he was the only bread winner for us. We are finding it difficult to pay even the school fees of our daughters," she says.
Those who wish to help Jagannath may send their contribution to the following bank details:
Account name: Malathi
W/o Jaganath Poojary
A/C no: 520101044792480
Name of bank: Corporation bank
Branch: Belman branch
IFSC code: CORP0002081
Mobile: +91 9743338468 (Malathi)