Published: 10:26, 25 July 2021
| Updated: 11:19, 25 July 2021
An A&E doctor who has been in hospital for months with severe pancreatitis is now "on the verge" of losing his house.
Friends have launched a fundraiser to help Dr Muhammad Allauddin cope financially after he was diagnosed with necrotizing pancreatitis seven months ago.
Necrotizing pancreatitis is a health problem in which part of your pancreas dies.
Dr Allauddin, who has worked at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital for the last six years, has been in King's Hospital in London for four months.
His pancreatitis has led to other complications, and he has had other procedures done while in hospital.
He was also on a ventilator for a month, and is struggling to keep food and drink down, which has caused him to lose a lot of weight.
His colleague, Dr Shahzad Farooq said: "Muhammed was a very hard-working doctor. He worked with full sincerity and honesty during Covid.
"He was very active, working 23 days every month for the last two months because of the pressure put on the department.
"He also caught Covid as well very early during the pandemic.
"But now he has been in a hospital bed for months. He is feeling very drained.
"But also agitated and worried about money."
A GoFundMe page has now been launched with a goal set for raising £50,000 to help Dr Allauddin and his wife Aiza, who live in Maidstone.
Dr Farooq added: "Doctors think it might take a long, long time before he gets better. His pay has already gone to half and soon he will lose his job.
"He has no other source of income and his wife is currently his full-time carer for him so she can't do anything at the moment.
"He is unable to pay his bills and mortgage and is on the verge of losing his house as all savings have depleted in last seven months with no improvement to his health."
Dr Allauddin was discharged from King's four days ago, but was re-admitted back to hospital this weekend after becoming ill again.
More than £18,000 has been raised so far from friends, colleagues and family.
One supporter said: "To the most kind and hard working colleague, wishing you strength for your recovery. So sorry to hear you are so unwell."
Another said: "I have worked with Mohammed for a few years in Maidstone A&E; so sad to see him ill. He has a great personality and is always smiling."
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