No money to buy diapers, using old newspapers: TV actor Ishwar amid kidney disease
Television actor Ishwar Thakur, who has worked in several shows like 'FIR', 'Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain', 'May I Come In Madam', and others, has been struggling with a financial crisis ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, and his condition has only worsened now.
According to a report in Aaj Tak, Thakur has been suffering from a kidney ailment, that has left him with swollen legs and no control over his urine flow.
Thakur said that he has been out of work ever since the pandemic and that a few months ago, he got diagnosed with a kidney disease. He went on to say that because of the condition, he cannot hold his urine, so initially he wore diapers all the time. But now, due to no money, Thakur cannot even afford diapers and thus, he has been forced to manage with scrap newspapers.
"I don't even have the money to buy diapers, so I am using old newspapers as a substitute. I cannot get myself treated by a good doctor as I cannot afford it. Earlier, I was getting an Ayurvedic treatment for my condition, but I've stopped that as well as I don't have any money left for it," he rued.
Mother bedridden, brother schizophrenic: Ishwar Thakur
Thakur went on to reveal that his mother has been bedridden since the COVID-induced lockdown and that she is in a semi-conscious state most of the time. "She keeps urinating in her clothes, hence, she had been wearing diapers for the past two years, but now I cannot get them for her either," he said.
Thakur added that his brother is a patient of schizophrenia, and while he was earlier being treated at a government hospital in the city, the family has now moved him to an aashram near Nashik due to lack of funds.