For Immediate Release:
7 July 2013, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
In what can be termed as one of the most shocking incident, where Gogon Naorem, a native of Tentha Khongbal Leikai, Manipur, presently working and residing in Hyderabad was mercilessly knocked down by a speeding car on 1st July, 2013 as he and a friend crosses the road in Banjara Hills, one of the upmarket commercial and residential hub. In this inhuman act, the driver of the car did not stop to look back but sped away leaving Gogon seriously injured. His friend escaped with minor injuries.
He was rushed by bystanders to the nearest hospitals but since he didn’t have a support system or an insurance policy, he was forced to re-admit at a “cheaper hospital” in Secunderabad.
His condition remains critical and has been in Intensive Care Unit since the day he was admitted. The doctors at the hospital have kept him under observation. He underwent severe trauma with massive internal haemorrhage on the right side of the brain. According to the doctors, he has fractured the skull at three different places and a surgery may be required at some point. He hasn’t regained consciousness since the accident.
Over the past week, Hyderabad Manipuri Society (HYMS) and many well-wishers have been visiting the hospital and extended all possible assistance. But the prolonged stay at the hospital has increasingly burdened the family back in Manipur. Gogon’s mother is a small time fish vendor while his father, in poor health, teaches a few students. The inability to support their son at this current juncture has severely impacted them.
Three days ago, HYMS, initiated a fund drive to support Gogon and the response has been tremendous. Various people from across different location contributed generously and the first instalment was handed over to Rakesh Naorem, Gogon’s uncle, who travelled to Hyderabad to be with Gogon. The sad part, though is, the money collected is just enough to cover the hospital expenses for three days. Therefore, HYMS, will continue the fund drive so that it can extend its support to Gogon.
It is our humble request to all of you who is reading this message, please think and extend your support for Gogon.
We sincerely thank you to the many individuals who have contributed to the first round. Please don’t stop just yet; Gogon is not out of the woods yet.
Thank you and we look forward to your prayers and support. Let’s join hands.
Please contact HYMS via the following channels if you would like to contribute to help Gogon:
– Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
– Web: www.hyderabadmanipurisociety.org
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/234252529925520/
Maibam Hitler Singh (Chief coordinator HYMS)
Hyderabad Manipuri Society (HYMS)