In Japan hospital for 8 months, Gujarat man brought back home
A man from Gujarat, who was in a Japanese hospital for TB and stroke treatment for eight months, was brought to Ahmedabad via Delhi in an air ambulance after his family raised over Rs 40 lakh from donors online to facilitate his journey back home, his family members said on Tuesday.
Jayesh Patel (33), a resident of Bhesana in Mehsana district, was in Japan's Ota city on a work permit when he contracted tuberculosis (TB) in October last year and later suffered a stroke (caused due to poor blood flow to the brain), his friends and family members said.
He was admitted to a hospital in Shibukawa and undergoing treatment for the last eight months, they said.
''His family and local friends made an appeal on social media to raise Rs 1.25 crore required to bring him back by an air ambulance and get him treated here.
''From there, he was flown to Ahmedabad where he was admitted in a private hospital for treatment,'' said Mukund Patel.
''People responded overwhelmingly to the plea for financial help made by the family members of Jayesh Patel.
Financial aid from donors helped them bring him back,'' he said.
Jayesh Patel's younger brother Hardik Patel said they managed to raise Rs 41 lakh.
''My brother and sister-in-law went to Japan in 2018 on work permits. While my sister-in-law returned, my brother was planning to come home in December last year.
''Unfortunately, on October 5, he was detected with TB and admitted in a hospital there. On January 6 this year, he suffered a brain stroke and his condition deteriorated,'' said Hardik Patel.
Hardik Patel said his family members sought help from the authorities to bring his brother back to Gujarat.
''We then decided to raise Rs 1.25 crore from donors to hire an air ambulance and meet other costs. We raised Rs 41 lakh in donations from a large number of people who responded to our appeal,'' Hardik Patel said.
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