Kidney patient Siddique Ahmed laying on bed at his home in Chitral. – Photo by Gul Hammad Farooqi

CHITRAL, 24 October: The parents of a young man Siddique Ahmed, a resident of Bakarabad area of Chitral, who is suffering from kidneys failure, have appealed to the government and well off people to help them for treatment of their son.

Siddique Ahmed’s parents said their 22-year-old son suffered from kidney failure after using bodybuilding drugs and now he is lying in the bed in critical condition. They said they cannot afford treatment expenses for his son. Siddique’s father said he is a labourer and he spent all his money on the treatment of his son, but he did not recover. He said he also took his son to Aga Khan Hospital in Karachi where doctors said the kidney transplant will cost Rs2.7 million. He said he is a poor man and don’t have money to treat his son. He appealed for help from the well off people to save his son’s life.

Siddique’s parents said Siddique also went to Saudi Arabia to support the family, but he contracted kidney disease there.

Siddique’s sister told TNN that doctors have said her brother’s treatment will cost Rs2.7 million. “We are poor people and cannot afford to pay such a huge amount. We appeal to the prime minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister and other well off people to help us,” she said.

Siddique said while talking to TNN that both his kidneys have stopped working and doctors have recommended transplant. He said his family has no money for the transplant. He said he wants to live for his family and sought the government’s help for his treatment.

Siddique Ahmed can be contacted through his phone number: 0345-1777742.