Actor Suniel Shetty came to the rescue of a poor girl,who was suffering from meningitis,by offering to bear the entire cost her medical treatment.
The girl’s father works as the night watchman at his Mumbai home.
The watchman was in a state of shock after hearing about his 12-year-old daughter’s ailment and its expensive treatment.
Realising that something was amiss,the actor asked his watchman what was wrong and the poor man recounted his predicament.
Suniel Shetty immediately asked him to go ahead with the treatment and not care about the costs involved,the patient’s mother Durga Devi said.
Sending Rs 50,000 immediately through a contact in Delhi to the hospital authoritries in Khatima where the girl is admitted,Suniel Shetty told her father that proper treatment of the girl should be the priority and not the expenses.
The mother said the girl was brought to a private hospital in Khatima on October 12 where,after preliminary treatment,doctors diagnosed her with brain fever.
The family was shocked to hear about the nature of the girl’s illness. The shock was doubled when they got to know about the costs involved.
Thanking the actor profusely for his generous gesture,Durga Devi said it was godsend for them.