Struck by stroke, stuck in S’pore
25 January, 2014 Leave a comment
She cries constantly.
Mrs Poonam Jaswal’s perfect little world has fallen apart.
She came to Singapore on Nov 23 to celebrate her 27th wedding anniversary with husband Sunil Singh Jaswal.But their dream holiday turned into a nightmare when Mr Jaswal, 52, suffered a stroke on Nov 25, a day after their anniversary, and has been in the Intensive Care Unit of the neurosurgery ward in the Singapore General Hospital since.
What’s worse is that the couple from Solan in Himachal Pradesh, India, did not travel with insurance. And the hospital bill has already run up to a whopping $42,000.
The Jaswals’ only child, 25-year- old Svaneel, arrived in Singapore on Nov 26, bringing along whatever money she could arrange.The mother and daughter have spent the last 21 days in the corridors of the hospital since they don’t have any relatives or friends in Singapore……………..
……………..”Miss Svaneel says the family has reached breaking point: “We are so helpless at the moment. The lack of money is crippling. My mum is completely shattered.”
She has approached the Indian High Commission for help and claims “they’ve been very kind to us and assured that they would provide whatever help they can”.
In the meantime, the Indian Women’s Association Singapore has offered to channel help to the family.Its president Subina Khaneja told tabla! that readers wanting to help could write to the IWA at email@example.com and it will facilitate the assistance.
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There 3 ways how money can be gotten”-
1) Man at work 2) Money at work 3) Charity at work
The insurance premium would have been a pittance compared to the medical bills now. Even no claims were made, as almost certainly that would have been the case most often, how much loss would one incur compared to money we are spending a holiday, especially one overseas?
An insurance would have provided the much needed money to enjoy the best medical attention. Now charity has to go to work to assisted the afflicted
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