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‘I want to get back to work and support my family’

Bangladeshi expatriate desperately needs help for bypass surgery

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In despair: Mohamad Mizan Al Rahman with his daughters
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AJMAN: Time is running out for Bangladeshi expat Mohamad Mizan Al Rahman who claims he urgently needs bypass surgery.

Rahman was diagnosed with coronary artery blockage over three years ago when he visited Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah with complaints of severe chest pain. “The pain was unbearable. It felt like a brick was stuck in my chest,” he said.

The 49-year-old, who was employed with an upholstery unit in Ajman, said he hasn’t been able to work since July 2016 due to his failing health.

He said he was making a monthly income of Dh2,500 and could not afford the estimated Dh32,500 he needed for the surgery. “I don’t have enough money even to go back to Bangladesh now,” he said.

Living with his wife and four children in Ajman, he said he hasn’t been able to pay the rent for his apartment and owes about Dh24,000 in dues. “I don’t know how long I can carry on like this,” he said.

The desperate man, who needs the surgery as soon as possible, said he has knocked on every door to get help, but in vain.

“I only want to get back to work and support my family,” he said, holding back his tears.

Amidst the despair, he said the school in which his children were studying was kind enough to let them continue.

“It would have been extremely difficult if they hadn’t helped us for this academic year,” Rahman said, adding his sponsor has also been compassionate and has renewed the family’s visa to let them stay in the UAE till he can sort out his health issue.

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