BASED ON A TRUE STORY
She was waiting under a tree for her office bus to arrive. She saw the bus slowly halt in front of her. Sasha waved goodbye to
her parents standing in the balcony, held the lower part of her stomach and got inside the bus.
She was 8 months pregnant. Her colleagues made way for her in the bus. She slept.
The sudden ascend made her realize that she had reached the office parking. Her friends helped her into the lift and then to her workstation. Mukthar noticed Sasha’s eyes. They were yellow. Sasha was feeling dizzy and nauseous. Her colleagues forced her to visit the gynaecologist but she informed them that he was on vacation and she will visit the next week, once he is back.
She was taken to a well known Private hospital. Sasha was diagnosed with jaundice. The doctors had to remove the baby immediately. The baby was moved to the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).
The doctors informed that Sasha’s liver has failed and needs an immediate transplant.
Rs. 40 Lakhs.
It was too much and too late.
She thought of not losing out on her salary and kept working although she was eligible for maternity leaves as soon as she entered her 5th month.
Her husband, who works in Mumbai, reached the hospital after she died.
Negligence or the greed to earn more money?
The baby survived and is out of the NICU.
The husband can re-marry after a couple of years but the child has no mother. Who should be blamed? The mother, the father, their parents or the doctors?
Let’s just blame that sperm which fought its way out of the womb to see no mother.