Police ensure Lathika got her medicines despite lockdown, covering a distance of 500 kms
Periya (Kasaragod): The medicine for mother of an endosulfan victim reached Periya on Sunday midnight after 19 police vehicles ran nonstop for 8 hours. When the medicine reached Lathika at her residence, it was the result of a totally active police network in the state.
Krishnan’s wife Lathika is a heart patient. And their second child Anirudh Krishnan is mentally challenged with epilepsy. She has been taking Pencillin- V medicine for the past 19 years and she was getting it from Thiruvananthapuram for the last 3 years. She informed Ambalathara Kunjikrishnan about her her need for a new doze of medicine when there was only one day left for the previous one to be finished. He immediately informed ASI Saifuddin of Thrikkarippur Coastal Police Station.
Saifuddin passed over this message to police WhatsApp group on Saturday night. An officer at Thiruvananthapuram Museum Police Station found out that the medicine was available at a medical shop near Medical College. But the challenge was to figure out a way to take it to Periya in Kasaragod. Saifuddin called up CPM leader in Kanjangad, A Damodaran, to inform the matter to Minister Chandrasekharan.
Damodaran along with Police Association state secretary CR Biju contacted the minister and informed him about the issue. The minister, through the additional secretary, bought the medicine and took it to Police Headquarters.
The minister also instructed DGP to take the medicine to Kanjangad. A police vehicle started from the capital along with the medicine on Sunday night at 9 pm. DGP instructed 7 district police chiefs to provide all the necessary help. The medicine reached Neeleswaram Janamaithri Police station the next day morning at 5 am. The medicine was handed over to Lathika by Neeleswaramm police inspector MA Mathew and Saifuddin.