Migrant family including 7 kids struggle to survive after UP man falls ill
Kanhangad (Kasaragod): "My children would be in trouble if we leave this place. Kerala is the best for their education and good future. I used to make a living with bakery work and tailoring. But lost everything due to the lockdown," said Uttar Pradesh native Pooja holding her 7 young children close.
Pooja's husband Mukesh Singh had to leave for Rajasthan due to liver disease 7 months ago, Pooja and children are living in their rented house at Bellikoth here. Mukesh Singh was a marble-tiles worker here.
The doctors at Kannur Medical College had recommended liver transplantation for Mukesh and Pooja was ready to donate her liver for him. However, the doctors stopped her from doing it.
All the savings they had was spent for Mukesh's treatment. Finally, their fellow workers helped them to return to their native place. Though Pooja accompanied him for some days, she had to return to Kerala for her children.
Their eldest daughter Kashish has completed SSLC from Bellikoth MPSGVHS School with flying colours this year. She wishes to join Paravanadukkam Model Residential School, but is unable to obtain a caste certificate to complete admission.
The couple's other daughters are Khushi who studies in Class 9, Krisha who is in Class 7, Kajal in Class 6, Vansika in Class 3 and Vedika in Class 1. The youngest son Sanskar has been enrolled in anganwadi in Bellikoth.
Due to some complications during delivery, their son has some disabilities to his right arm. While the treatment for the same was progressing, Mukesh also fell ill. Now the family is left with no means for living.
On learning the situation of the family, their house owner relaxed the rent for 6 months and also delivered essential supplies for them. However, they have no idea how long they can survive like this.