Thiruvananthapuram: Sonamol, a Thrissur native girl got back her vision thanks to the timely intervention of the state government.
After one-month long treatment for her eyes at L V Prasad hospital in Hyderabad, Sonamol will now continue her treatment at Thiruvananthapuram Eye Hospital. Before starting her schooling for the academic year, Sonamol along with her parents visited Health Minister K K Shailaja teacher to express their gratitude.
Sonamol had lost her vision completely for 40 days owing to ‘Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis’. Images and news of Sonamol revealing the depth of the disease was circulating on the social media. Noticing the news, the health minister intervened and directed Kerala Social Security Mission to take up the treatment of the girl under ‘We Care’ policy.
Earlier, she was admitted to Jubilee Mission Hospital in Thrissur for epilepsy related health problems. After diagnosing the Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis at the hospital, she was shifted to Thrissur Medical College. During an expert check-up, it was found that her vision was lost. On knowing about the case, health minister intervened in the case and decided to provide her expert treatment at L V Prasad Hospital, a renowned eye hospital.
After one-month long treatment, Sonamol has returned to normal life. All the expenses including fight tickets and stay in Hyderabad, were met by the Social Security Mission.