Bhopal:Monday, June 22, 2009 : Faizan is one of those whose life has been improved thanks mainly to government welfare schemes. Bhopal’s Durganagar-based Noor Khan is a much relieved man since his son Faizan will be able to live on and breathe easily without any difficulty. All this has been possible through state government’s Deendayal Antodaya Upchar Yojana.
Noor Khan, a poor man, has been trying to meet both the ends by working as a casual labourer. His son Faizan also used to lend a helping hand to him. Unfortunately, one day a wooden plank fell on the nose of Faizan during the work and his nose got flattened. After prolonged treatment the wounds were treated but Faizan started to experience difficulty and pain in breathing. Despite financial crunch, Noor Khan consulted private hospital for Faizan’s treatment. They quoted Rs 30 thousand as the fees for operation which was not manageable by Noor Khan.
Noor Khan possessed Deendayal Treatment Card which is issued to people living below poverty line. On neighbours’ advice, Noor Khan contacted ear-nose-throat specialists in Jay Prakash Hospital. ENT specialists Dr. Naveen Bhatia and Dr Ashok Banthhia studied Faizan’s case minutely. They not only did septorhinoplasty operation on Faizan but also undertook cosmetic surgery. Dr. Banthhia said this was the first instance of cosmetic surgery in JP Hospital.
These days Noor Khan waxes eloquent about Deendayal Upchar Card before the people of his locality. He says such a magnificent treatment of Faizan has been possible only thanks to Deendayal Upchar Card.