Good Samaritans come to accident victim’s aid

Good Samaritans come to accident victim’s aid

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, February 27

Showing a big heart for accident victim 18-year-old girl from Nangal Lubana village near here, city residents extended all possible help so that her mother could pay hospital bills.

The help came after Pooja Sharma, a member of a very popular FB page ‘NoticeBoard- Jalandhar by Tinu Luthra’ posted about her condition along with her picture. Pooja shared, “I had gone to Joshi Hospital for the treatment of my husband. We were in the general ward where one girl Sukhwinder Kaur was lying on the next bed and her mother was weeping. I asked her about her problem and she narrated that she was unable to foot the hospital bill.”

Sukhwinder, who is fatherless, worked in a shop to make her ends meet. Three weeks ago, she met with an accident while returning to her place after work on her Activa scooter. Both thigh bones of the girl got fractured in the incident.

Jaswinder Kaur, mother of the victim, said, “The village panchayat has been of great help. They pooled Rs 3.5 lakh for us. A sum of Rs 2 lakh saved by me has already been spent by me. Since the treatment is long and her fever is not going, we have to spend some more days in the hospital. After a patient put our details on FB page, some Good Samaritans called me and told me that they would put money in my account in a few days. Since I am in the hospital with her, I could not check if there has been any money transfer.”

This FB page with 86,000 Jalandharites as members has helped residents in dire need on several earlier occasions. “This time too, members are coming out in support of the poor girl,” said Luthra, who runs the page.

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