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The mother wants to give a kidney to her son, the only obstacle is medical expenses

Rifat Hasan (21) lost his father in his youth. After the death of the father, the mother took charge of the family. He enrolled in Rajshahi College from a remote village in Thakurgaon with the dream of defeating poverty by attaining higher education. But the rules are left. While the classmates are busy in class, Rifat is counting the time of death. Both his kidneys are damaged.

Rifat’s house in Pakamba village of Lehemba union in Ranishankail upazila of Thakurgaon. He has a keen interest in studies since childhood. From that interest, he was admitted to the statistics department of Rajshahi College at the end of high school. Rifat is now a fourth year student of that college.
According to family sources, around March 2020, Rifat developed fever, vomiting and headache. Tests revealed that Rifat’s two kidneys are no longer functioning. In his condition, Dishahara’s mother started to treat Rifat by selling the supplies. After receiving treatment in Dinajpur, Rangpur, Rajshahi, Rifat was admitted to Dhaka Center for Kidney Diseases and Urology Hospital. Dr. Kamrul Islam advised Rifat to undergo a kidney transplant. Now he has to undergo dialysis twice a week. Without dialysis, his breathing problems started.

Rifat’s mother Rita Begum told Prothom Alo today that the doctor asked her to go to India as soon as possible for kidney transplant. But going to India for kidney transplant will cost 25 to 28 lakh rupees. Which is not possible for his family to provide. Rifat’s relatives, friends and neighbors stood by him. But this money is very insignificant for his treatment. In this situation, he expects cooperation from everyone to save his son. Rita Begum also said, “If you stand by, I will give my kidney to my son.”
His mother Rita Begum is next to Rifat at the Center for Kidney Diseases and Urology Hospital in Dhaka