Moodbidri: Teacher suffering from COVID 19 - Government to bear treatment cost

Daijiworld Media Network - Moodbidri (SP)

Moodbidri, Oct 15: The state government has come forward to meet the treatment expenses of a lady teacher from here, Padmakshi, whose family has already spent nearly seven lac rupees for her treatment expenses. The private hospital at Mangaluru where she is undergoing treatment has been advised to provide her the best treatment.

Padmakshi's daughter and engineering student, Aishwarya, had pleaded for financial help from Good Samaritans as the family was finding it very hard to meet the mounting treatment expenses as Padmakshi was in the intensive care unit since September 29. Padmakshi's husband, Shashikanth, also was infected and was treated.


Chief minister B S Yediyurappa, and education minister S Suresh Kumar, who noticed newspaper reports about the situation, came forward to help the family. Moodbidri MLA Umanath Kotian, immediately after learning about the situation, contacted the office of the deputy commissioner and the district health officer, requesting them to extend help. Aishwarya has thanked the government, chief minister, education minister, Moodbidri MLA and district administration for the help.

Yediyurappa got in touch with the deputy commissioner and informed him that the cost of treatment of the teacher would be met by the government. In turn, the deputy commissioner passed the instructions to the hospital.

Padmakshi had tested positive for coronavirus infection on September 29. On October 1, she tested negative in the second phase test. Now she has been shifted to the general ward. Oxygen therapy is continued as she still has lung-related complications, said district health officer Dr Ramachandr Bairy.








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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    I am happy to note that she has been shifted to general ward. If she was still in intensive care, then then the results can never be imagined...just see SP Bala Subramaniam's fate.

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  • Dinesh Narayan Poojary, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    I can thank our CM and Education minister ONLY AFTER ONCE THE HOSPITAL CONFIRMS that they received their payment from the govt. without years of waiting.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    I was confident about our CM B S Yeddyurappa ...

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  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, Dubai

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Thank you!, Honorable CM and Education Minister

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  • Rajesh D., Mangalore, Dubai.

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Thanks to BYS & S S Kumar for taking initiative. God bless your family.  Please look in to other issues as well.

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    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Very good decision from Karnataka Govt.

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  • Richard Thomas, Udupi

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Treatment at COVID Centers all over India are Free of cost as they are sponsored by the Government of each state to treat and quarantine each citizen for this Pandemic for which the WHO has given billions of Dollars to our PM to treat all citizens of India. Wonder why this Teacher from Moodbidri went to a private hospital to get ripped off!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Praise the Lord......I wish speedy recovery of the teacher couple.

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Good samaritan from BYS Lead Govt. and education minister S S Kumar! god bless you always

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  • Pinky, Shirva

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Why BYS good Samaritan for only one lady . Thousand , thousands of poor peoples are suffering from many sickness and deceases and living in below poverty and they don't have even one time food. Even they don't have money to buy bus ticket to go hospital and to buy medicine for the treatment. Why BSY not good Samaritan for poor people?

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 15 2020

    Dear Pinky! you are absolutely correct in narrow side... in 80"s our country population was 80 Crores, now you count the population 132 Crores, then you come to the point of poverty, food ticket etc., for the vote banking only Nirodh was recommended by the Dongi party on those days and pledged for Gareebi Hatavo manifeto in all the time. But only Gareebi hatavo happened to only the politicians and their family ! Atlast someone urged help by writing Centre and State is responding for those needy and at least appreciate those, not to the Regime who looted our tax money in the name of scams...many more to write but enough on this point. Hope you understand what i mean!

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