Bengaluru: A parent makes every effort to save his child’s life. One such father did this, who cycled 300 km and gave his son special medicines.
The father, working as a construction laborer, traveled for three days by bicycle from his ancestral village Ganigankoppal to Bengaluru near Bannur in Tarasipur taluk to arrange life-saving medicines for his son.
The child has been struggling with health problems since childhood. He has been treated by doctors at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore for the last 10 years. His father used to go to the hospital to buy medicines every two months.
However, the father could not go to Bengaluru to take medication due to COVID-19 lockdown. He decided to go to the hospital to buy medicine on a bicycle.
He left Ganigankoppal on 23 May and returned home with medicine on 26 May.
He told the Deccan Herald, “Doctors said that if the boy stopped taking drugs before he turned 18, he was more likely to have an epileptic attack. I traveled on a bicycle. Upon knowing about the incident The doctors at Nimhans gave me 1,000 rupees. “
Corona virus in Karnataka
Karnataka is currently closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The state registered 16,604 new cases and 411 deaths on Monday, taking the total number of caseloads to 26.04 lakh and death toll to 29,090. 22,61,590 people have been discharged.
The lockdown will continue in the state till June 7. The state government has said that it will consider extending the lockdown on 5 June.