Karnataka: Wife gets Rs 14 lakh from donors, but couldn’t save ailing husband | Mangaluru News – Times of India

MANGALURU: A woman from Bola village in Udupi district was in tears when she was told by the private hospital authorities that she may require about Rs 5 lakh for the treatment of her husband diagnosed with heart and kidney related ailments.
Seeing the plight of the woman, a social worker collected her details and recorded a video of her seeking help and shared it on social media with details of her bank account on Tuesday. Within 24 hours of sharing the video on social media, she received Rs 14 lakh in her account. However, fate had something different in store for her. Her husband breathed his last on Wednesday.
Social worker Mohammed Asif, who is the founder of Maimoona Foundation Apathbandhava Psycho Rehabilitation Centre, told TOI that he found Geetha Shetty, a resident of Bola village in Karkala taluk, in distress due to the critical condition of her husband. He was in the ICU of a private hospital in the city on Tuesday. “Her husband Ranjan Shetty, a waiter in a wine shop, was in critical condition and Geetha didn’t have the money required for his treatment. She had already spent nearly Rs 10 lakh for her husband’s treatment earlier. Geetha had only Rs 50,000 that she got after selling jewellery. Following this, I recorded a video of her seeking help and the same was shared on social media with details of her bank account.
“Though we had sought Rs 7 lakh, help poured in from donors and the account was credited with Rs 14 lakh within 24 hours. I had shared another video of Geetha thanking donors who transferred Rs 14 lakh to her account. She also had requested people not to send money since her account has more money that the actual requirement. However, Shetty breathed his last at around 7pm on Wednesday,” Asif said.
They had already sold their property and were living in a rented house with their nine-year-old son. The money deposited in her account will be used for their future, he added.

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