Ajit Doshi, father of Ashwin Doshi, complained that although the incident occurred due to fault of the PMPML bus, no PMPML official bothered to visit or call them in the last four days. He said the family did not get any financial assistance from PMPML.
“My son and his friend didn’t have an iota of fault. They were waiting for the signal to turn green when they were crushed by the bus. What my son is going through today is due to reckless driving or faulty PMPML buses. However, it shocked me that although several strangers who had nothing to do with the accident visited us and helped us, PMPML officials did not bother to call us up to ask how we were doing,” said Doshi.
Doshi said he has been running from pillar to post to arrange for finances for the treatment.
“Doctor told us Ashwin needs five surgeries of which one was performed yesterday. Four more surgeries on pelvic joint, knee joints and ligament have to be performed soon. So far, we have spent 1.75 lakh on treatment. The total expense is estimated to be around 5 lakh. I want my son to get the best treatment, but we are struggling to arrange the finances,” said Doshi.
When contacted, Sanjay Kusalkar, chief of PMPML accident department, said the issue has been brought to his notice and he would immediately proceed to hand over emergency assistance to the parents.