Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)
Mangaluru, Jul 2: The district administration under the direction of the deputy commissioner (DC) Sindhu B Rupesh has come forward to help the physically challenged Sharath.
Earlier, Daijiworld had posted an article on June 25, regarding the heart-breaking story of Monamma and her physically challenged grandson Sharath who are residing on the outskirts of Mangaluru.
Archana, station manager, Indigo Airlines, Mangaluru, took the initiative to bring out this issue and contacted district administration as well as Daijiworld. She followed up the matter and contacted many NGOs and orphanages to get Sharath admitted.
On June 29, Archana along with MP Nalin Kumar Kateel in conversation with the DC had discussed Sharath's condition.
Taking cognisance of the matter, DC Sindhu B Rupesh took the initiative to provide for Sharath's treatment. On July 1, the district administration under the leadership of the DC shifted Sharath to Wenlock hospital where his treatment will be carried out in a separate ward.
Even if NGO’s wanted to step forward to help Sharath, they were unable to do the needful given the present government guidelines.
Speaking to Dajiworld, Archana said, "I had a conversation with the deputy commissioner of the district, Sindhu B Rupesh regarding Sharath's condition. I am grateful to the district administration who stepped in at the right time and showed a lot of concern for Sharath. He has been shifted to Wenlock and is placed in a separate ward where he will remain until the NGOs take over."
Sharath has been physically challenged by birth and vocally impaired. His disability made it difficult from him stand on his feet. Since the past two years, he was living under the care of his grandmother Monamma. However, life turned sour for Sharath when his grandmother fell ill in June. This led to him being left alone to fend for himself.
On hearing about the miserable conditions, of Monamma and Sharath, Youth Congress leader Mithun Rai had visited the house. Considering the seriousness of Monamma's condition, Rai with the help of his friends shifted Monamma to Wenlock hospital for COVID test and later got her admitted to Bantwal taluk hospital. Since Monamma was away, Sharath was being provided with meals by a kind-hearted Muslim family, who would also clean the house.