DOOMDOOMA, April 17 - Abani Mohan Sharma and Swapna Medhi Sharma of Lachit Nagar, Rupai Siding here are now at sea as they have failed to get a life-saving medicine for their two-and-a-half-year-old son Kabyaneel Sharma, who has been suffering from a disease called Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia since birth.
Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia describes the condition and effects of low blood glucose caused by excessive insulin.
Since his birth, Kabyaneel has been suffering from this ailment. Though several doctors were consulted at Dibrugarh, the disease could not be diagnosed. At last, the parents managed to take their son to Chennai. In October 2017, Kabyaneel was admitted in Apollo Children�s Hospital in Chennai, and doctors found him to be suffering from Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia. The doctors prescribed him a tablet made in Switzerland, and the cost of 100 tablets of 50 mg each is Rs 14,000.
Abani Mohan Sharma works at Ouguri Brought Leaf Factory at Lachit Nagar of Rupai Siding here and earns only Rs 4,000 per month. In spite of all odds, he managed to get the life-saving medicine for his son online.
�Recently, the Government of India banned the sale of this medicine in India. So, I contacted the doctor in Chennai over phone and the doctor gave me an alternate medicine. But this medicine is also not available here,� said Sharma.
�I contacted the pharmacy in Chennai from which I used to get the previous medicine and the pharmacy agreed to send the medicine on advanced payment through online. But as I was busy in collecting the money, the nationwide lockdown was declared. We are supposed to give Kabyaneel the medicine four times daily. But now, we don�t have any medicine, and only God knows what will happen,� he said.
�Due to the lockdown, our factory also remains closed, and we are yet to receive our wages for the month of March,� he added.