Rahim and Rasiya lend helping hand; Jyothi shifted from street to Santhiniketanam
Palakkad: From an insecure life on streets, Jyothi was finally shifted to the safety of 'Santhiniketanam' here. 'Mathrubhumi' had reported about a migrant woman who was living on the streets during the lockdown without food or shelter.
Physically challenged Jyothi used to move about dragging herself along the road. Even after seeing the report, nobody came forward to take care of Jyothi fearing Covid. The authorities informed that she cannot be accommodated even at the government shelter home where destitute women are lodged.
Following this, Rahim Olavakkode, who leads beggary eradication programme 'Mission 2020', and Rasiya Banu, who runs 'Santhiniketanam' old age home, helped Jyothi.
As requested by District Social Justice Officer Shereef Suja, Rahim along with ward councillor Basheerpa, volunteers Hakeem, Afsal and Babu gave a new dress and food to Jyothi. They also took the woman to medical college hospital for Covid test in an ambulance arranged by North Police.
Jyothi tested negative but the result was received at 4 in the evening. Till then, Jyothi was lodged at 'Snehitha' shelter home of Kudumbashree. By 6 pm, Jyothi was brought to 'Santhiniketanam' at Chunnambuthara.