Pooja is suffering from Toxoplasmosis and a weakened immune system. She is under medication for more than 5 years, and requires frequent hospitalization. She is just seven years old.
Bineesh, her father is an auto driver. Pooja is the eldest of his three daughters. He is the only earning member of his family. The family is already in debt. They are struggling to meet the medical and educational expenses of the children.
Pooja is now undergoing treatment at CMC hospital, Velloor. They have to visit the hospital every month, each visit costing Rs.20,000- 30,000. The treatment for the past 10 months has cost them 2 Lakhs, including a surgery. In addition to these, her medications cost Rs.2,000 per month.