Timely help of officer saves destitute's life

But there are a few officers who care for human sufferings and respond to those who are in need of help.

A person, probably a beggar, was lying on footpath near sub-way at the junction of Dhanvanthri Road and New Sayyaji Rao for more than three days. He had a deep injury on one of his hands and the skin was peeled off and the bones were seeing.

Although, thousands of people walk on that road nobody bothered to look at that old man let alone helping him. The flies were seen on the wound and the person was so weak that he was unable to shoo away them. His condition was worst than any animal.

A lady, who had come for shopping on Sayyaji Rao Road, was shocked to see the condition of that person and informed Deccan Herald seeking help in arranging immediate medical treatment for that needy person.

She said she was very much upset over the attitude of the people, who were passing by that injured man; but never bothered to inform the police control about him.

This paper contacted Dr C J Betsurmutt, additional deputy commissioner and informed him about that man who has been lying without medical treatment for more than two to three days. The officer noted down the address and promised to arrange for shifting the injured person to the K R Hospital immediately.

Within ten minutes, an ambulance came to the spot and shifted the injured person to the hospital. Usually, the government officers are never available on the mobile phones on holidays. Even if they are available they tend to neglect such cases as it is common for them.

But, Dr Betsurmutt took personal interest in the case and directed authorities concerned to arrange for immediate treatment for that unknown person.

By doing this, the additional deputy commissioner not only showed that he is human in approach; but also won the hearts of people. May his tribe increase.

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