Moodbidri: Life of lady teacher in peril, 'Vidyagama' blamed

Daijiworld Media Network - Moodbidri (SP)

Moodbidri, Oct 14: A couple, both teachers in aided schools, who had undertaken visits to rural places to contact the students under the state government's ambitious 'Vidyagama' scheme, have now been infected with the deadly coronavirus infection. The health condition of one among them is worsening with each passing day. The couple's daughter, who has been struggling to put together money for their treatment, has now been pleading with the government for help in meeting treatment expenses through social media.

Headmaster of DJ aided school here, Shashikanth Y and Jawaharlal Nehru aided high school teacher at Makki, Padmakshi N, had become sick after taking part in 'Vidyagama'. Both of them had tested positive for the infection and Shashikanth is recovering. But Padmakshi, who has been undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Mangaluru from September 29 onwards, has not been showing the desired improvement. Her treatment costs around Rs 30,000 per day and the family, which has already spent about six to seven lac rupees, is facing a crisis.


Aishwarya Jain, daughter of the couple, who is a final year degree student of an engineering college at Moodbidri, said that her parents were in good health. "Because of 'Vidyagama', the health condition of my mother has become critical. If anything happens to her, the government is entirely responsible," she said.

Aishwarya has approached chief minister B S Yediyurappa, education minister Suresh Kumar, as well as health and medical education minister Dr Sudhakar, through social media seeking for financial assistance. In addition to MLAs and MP, various departments have also been approached seeking help. She says that her family is in urgent need of money towards medical expenses. "I believe that the government will not leave its employees high and dry in such situations. My mother's health condition is precarious. I am under immense pressure, and hence am unable to personally meet the education minister and others. I request everyone to somehow save my mother," she pleaded.

As per latest developments, it is gathered that MLA Umanath Kotian has spoken to Aishwarya and assured her help from the government.






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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    Luckily we have PM Care Funds for Corona ...

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    Hospitals are business and they do not care for the people. Education minister is in a hurry to open schools. He is not bothered about the life of the children. So parents have to take a bold decesion by not sending them to school if you want your children to be alive. It's high time that all the teachers stop going to teach as the government will not come to help during the time of need.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    This is a very sad news. Hope that Government helps this family. Generally the government is there to help themselves and not for the people.

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  • Joe D'Souza, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    It is a sad situation for Daughter of this family. Elected Officials need Money to put Fence to River Bridges like Nethravathi and needed Money for Propaganda with Guddali Pooja to promote Party Publicity. Trying to get any help from Corrupt People is like Dog Chasing the Tail to Catch It. Hope some Honest Organization will come forward with Honesty, without cheating in name of this family

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    Healthcare is the responsibility of the govt ,the money spent should be reimbursed or better still paid by the govt. Don't we pay taxes, what happens to the money?

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    How did Modi raise remuneration of MPs by 200% soon after taking oath do you think ? How does Karnataka CM has five DCMs ? How do all politicians, by completing even just one term, are qualified for lifetime pension ? By depriving us citizens of what should have been our social security.

    Bhakts might say it was going on since 70 years what is the problem now but no other leader four-folded their salary in 70 years.

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  • Des, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    30,000 per day. Someone should check if this is doctor's ploy to extract more money than necessary by scaring the patient's family.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    The doctors might not be treating her at all, but just maintaining her status so that they can rip 30000 everyday!!!

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  • Kumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    Only if you have BPL card, things are free. In ICU cost goes more than this and most of the cost is of drugs and PPE kits. Only when you have soneone from family sick, you will know.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    My goodness....its really disheartening to know... I too heard about it but didn't know how far it was true. Now got confirmed by the news /comment.. They charge for PPE kits for every employee of that ward. But, my question is the employees are reserved to look after only one patient, on whom ppe kit charges are put? That means they charge every patient for the ppe kit. Till December all the festivals/functions/gatherings should be suspended. Otherwise it will be risky..

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  • soni, bayonne

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    i have no IDEA WHY Rs.30,000 per day .. IN USA cancer patient dont charge so much money why GOVT IS NOT ASKING THIS KIND MONEY WHERE PPL GET .. THIS COUNTRY INDIA GOING NUTS OR PPL ARE FOOLS not taking serious action against HOSPITAL

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    I heard that in America treatment is costly but hospitals over there falsely don't admit them unlike here.... I heard there are other teachers too who are suffering from this infection. And some big brains, child commission and education experts want to open the schools giving invalid reasons... Get well soon teacher... 30,000/- per day where can an ordinary person go for money??

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 14 2020


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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    If you have BPL its full free, but if you have APL card you can enter ayush scheme and get card ready, its very useful and hope everything becomes free through it ( i don't know how many % its free but one of our relative got lot of benefit through ayush card ), hope she recovers soon and govt do the needful

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  • myna, mysuru

    Wed, Oct 14 2020

    It's sad that 34 students in belagavi and teachers are affected by covid 19. The Government should not experiment on the lives of students and teachers. Online sessions could be held for class 5th onwards. The rest from 1st standard to 4th standard could be given a break till the vaccine is developed. Unfortunately, the GOK is still messing around with shuffling Ministers, elections, and has the least concern for the suffering citizens. We hope and pray the lady teacher's life is saved.

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