HYDERABAD: A 45-year priest from Hyderabad got a new lease of life, thanks to the support from a city based Helping Hand Foundation (HHF), a non government organisation (NGO).
Venkateshwar Rao, a priest at Hanuman Temple in Ramanthapur was diagnosed with Meningioma, a form of brain tumour, last week. But Venkateshwar Rao was unable to afford a neurosurgery as it costs around Rs 4 lakh.
HHF chipped in to help the priest, as a fellow priest approached HHF for help.
“Dr Ameer Basha, neurosurgeon at Care Hospitals is part of HHF and we took Venkateshwar Rao to him on August 28. As the priest’s condition was serious, a surgery was performed within 24 hours and he was discharged on Tuesday after surgery,” said Mujtaba Hasan Askari president of HHF.
Though Venkateshwar Rao is a relieved man today, he will have to undergo radiation therapy if the tumour is found to be malignant.
The biopsy report will be available within a week. Also as he cannot get back to work for months, he needs financial assistance for further medication and to support his family.
Those who wish to support Venkateshwar Rao can call mobile nos: 9989088588 or 9989935797.