This COVID warrior has been away from family for more than 4 months
Thrissur: While Kerala is continuing its battle against COVID-19, there are many warriors who are at the forefront, ensuring our safety. B Biju, a first-grade health inspector at Porkulam Primary Health Centre is one among such warriors in the state. This health official has not visited his family from the past four and a half months.
Biju, a magician, is popular as Sravan Biju in his native place Thiruvananthapuram. When his daughter Nandnana passed plus two examinations with flying colours, Biju missed the happy moments with family. This father wanted to rush to meet his daughter and gift her the flowers which he used to create through magic. But this time, the father and daughter were unfortunate to celebrate their happiness together. They had to share their happiness over a video call.
Biju is residing at Porkulam amid the pandemic outbreak. While his daughter is living with his other family members at Kottukal in Thiruvananthapuram.
Biju has taken a stern decision that he will not visit his family as there are chances for COVID infection while travelling to Thiruvananthapuram. If he gets infected, his family will be also at risk. Hence, as a responsible family man, Biju decided to keep his family safe and continue to stay at his workplace.
“Health officials who advise the public, should have the same responsibility in their personal life too. I have my aged mother at home. My brother’s baby is below 5 years. So their safety is important,” said Biju.
Biju visited his home for the last time on March 16. After returning from home, he has been engaged in COVID preventive activities at Porkulam.
“Every evening, I interact with my wife Vimala, mother Rathnamma and other family members through a video call. This is the only way to connect with my family in this situation,” said Biju.
Biju reached Porkulam Primary Health Centre in Thrissur after getting a promotion in his job.
Thiruvananthapuram natives are missing Biju’s magic shows after he left for Thrissur. He used to stage magic shows with social awareness messages for free.
As Biju is busy with COVID dutyies, he now performs magic only to entertain his daughter. So far, he has staged over 136 magic shows for free.