This is an open ended fund to meet the medical emergency needs of students.
The genesis for creating such a fund was seeded based on the financial support requirements of a PGP 2018-2020 student. He was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD Stage-V) on 18th February 2019. He has been undergoing Hemodialysis 3 times a week (each session lasting 4 hours excluding some waiting time). The ongoing treatment through Hemodialysis is not just extremely expensive but also affects his studies and personal life to a great extent. The Hemodialysis, if continued, would affect his studies and career in the future. The only possible solution for having a normal life was to undergo a Kidney Transplant.
His father voluntarily offered to be a donor and they checked the compatibility through cross-matching tests. Fortunately, the results were favourable and the procedures for transplant (legal and medical) could be initiated. The estimated cost was Rs. 12 lakhs (Rs 10.50 + 15% variance). His family belongs to the ‘low-income category’ and are unable to bear the estimated expenses. His father retired from the postal department and resides in Uttar Pradesh. He is currently in Bangalore waiting for financial support to carry out the operation. The operation is scheduled for sometime during the third week of July 2019.
Time and again, IIMB Alumni have come together to extend financial support to various causes. The current initiative is to help build a corpus over time that can be used to support such medical emergencies. Two years ago, alums had stepped forward to help a student purchase very expensive prosthetic legs that were critical for the well-being of the student. The generosity displayed by alums has been amazing and we are grateful that we have such compassionate and generous alums.