An Indian origin British-born lady and mother of three is struck in India and fighting for life in coma stage as her vital organs stopped working partially following a reaction of her body to mosquito bites, according to her family.
Balvinder Singh (35) came to India to attend her cousin’s wedding ceremony. However, according to her family, the woman hospitalised with partial vital organ failure and other health issues just 48 hours she was scheduled to return the UK.
Her cousin, Sian Singh, opened the JustGiving page on Monday (19) with a hope to raise £5,000. The page so far obtained around £2340.
“…Balvinder is currently being treated for many infections and conditions such a partial organ failure and meningitis TB,” said Sian Singh in the JustGiving page.
“She travelled to Delhi and then to Chandigarh where she had mosquito bites and had vomiting and diarrhoea. This lead to her vital organs such as kidney and liver to overcompensate which lead to partial organ failure. Also, she suffered from multiple seizures due to becoming hypoxia and has also suffered a heart attack”, Sian Singh added.
The lady had also suffered a heart attack and is being treated in a private hospital in coma stage since November 7. Doctors suspect that she may have irreversible brain damage.
According to doctors, who have been treating the lady, told her family that she is likely contracted her illness from a mosquito bite. The doctors are yet to give detailed information on the illness and what exactly caused for her current state.
Balvinder’s children Jasmeet Kaur (10), Harpeet (12), and Amanjeet (13) are staying at home in Dulwich, South London, with family.
Balvinder moved to New Delhi on October 10 and then reached to Chandigarh to attend the marriage ceremony. However, she didn’t take travel insurance.
As of now, the family of the patient aims to raise cash to continue the treatment in India as the family can’t afford an air ambulance at a cost of £50,000 to reach London.
Her family aims to stabilise her health condition to sent her in a commercial flight to London with the necessary medical care if required.