Darjeeling, July 11: Binita Rai, PhD student in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was admitted to Max super speciality hospital, Saket, New Delhi on July 4. She was diagnosed with sepsis and her condition is said to be critical. The infection has affected her lungs and is currently on ventilator support. A hefty amount of around 30 lakh rupees has been estimated for her treatment.
As her family’s financial condition is not strong enough to bear the amount, her friends and loved ones took to social media for donations. Amidst this, Darjeeling MLA Neeraj Zimba through his Facebook page, announced that he will be donating his first salary for the treatment of Binita. According to Milaap, a fundraiser, the doctors are optimistic that Binita’s condition will improve as she is young and doesn’t have any previous medical problems. Binita is a resident of Tindharia under Kurseong Subdivision.