Raigarh cop rescues elderly hit hard by covid crisis, ensures medical aid and food

Raigarh cop rescues elderly hit hard by covid crisis, ensures medical aid and food

Raipur: Bhupdevpur Police Station-Incharge came to the rescue of a 75-year-old man, hit hard by the coronavirus crisis, providing him with meals twice a day besides getting his cataract operation done.

Bhupdevpur Police station in-charge Inspector Uttam Sahu had closely observed the problems of the working class during the first wave of Covid, due to which he was engaged in helping the working class people in the second wave of Covid. In the meantime, he came to know about the misery of Rakesh Trivedi, aged about 75 years resident of Mungeli district. Trivedi, who was living away from his family for the last 55 years working in a hotel, dhabas in Raigad district. However, he lost his means of income with the closure of hotels and dhabas due to lockdown and was in a situation of starvation. He had lost his sight due to cataract in both his eyes. The old man was living helplessly making the platform of the railway station Bhupdevpur his temporary residence.


The police station in-charge Uttam Sahu not only provided the elderly with food for both the times for one and a half months of the lockdown, but also came to see his wellbeing from time to time. After he recovered from the weakness due to old age, the TI took him to Siddheshwar Netralaya located in Raigarh and got his cataract operation done. All the possible help including food will be provided to the man in future too, said the police.


Meanwhile, Raigarh police has been venturing out to help needy people especially the destitute old people during the second wave of coronavirus pandemic. Raigarh SP Santosh Singh has directed all the police station in charges to provide all possible help to the needy people especially elderly during these difficult times. Through the 'Police Help Desk' constituted for this purpose, distribution of dry ration to thousands of destitute people was done with public cooperation and other support in-charges in all the police station areas. This bought relief to these people to a great extent.