Udupi: Social worker Vishu Shetty seeks shelter, treatment for 75-year-old woman

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Udupi, Apr 6: Social worker, Vishu Shetty Ambalapady, has requested for providing shelter and free treatment to Narsi Marakalti (75), who has no one to support her, and who had suffered a fracture in her pelvic bones eight months back.

Addressing the media on Tuesday April 6, Shetty said that the lady from Shirirayara Kajaravalli had got admitted into Ajjarkad government government  hospital eight months back after fracturing her pelvic bones. He said that the district hospital did not have the facility to perform the surgery and advised her to get the treatment done at a private hospital. But she doesn't have anyone to support her and hence spent eight months in agony at the hospital.

Vishu Shetty, who was determined to provide her treatment even if it necessitated raising of loan, admitted her into a private hospital where a team led by Dr Umesh Prabhu performed the surgery which cost about Rs 1.5 lac. Shetty said some of the money has come from donors and more money is required. "She needs rest for four months and a nurse to take care of her. Now, date has been fixed for her discharge from the hospital. People's representatives, district administration and other departments should come forward to help her," he pleaded at the press conference.

Shetty said that the district does not have a government rehabilitation centre and government hospital for treatment of psychiatric patients. He added that the district administration has the responsibility to save a life. "I request the philanthropists and the departments to immediately come to the lady's rescue, arrange to provide shelter to Narsi Marakalti. There are hundreds who spend life without treatment. The government should treat such cases as special cases and provide them free treatment," he requested. 


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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    So sad,till now noone is come forward to this old lady.For the present ask Mrs.Rasquinha where she runs a destitutes home in Padil or kankanady till this lady recovers her health ,or someone from her community takes over ?May God bless this woman.

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  • Niyaz, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    People should come forward and support this lady. Also my sincere request to Shetty community. Generally they are financially rich and landlords and you guys do many charity works.

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  • CA Girish, Sudan/Athrady

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    This is true Humanity.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Vishu is doing great social work. Hope that after reading the news many pdoners may come forward to raise funds. Our country is more concerned about gau shales and gau care as a priority. Where are those concerned bhakts.

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  • Paul dsouza, balakunje

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    There are many home for the aged who takes good care & medications etc. I suggest at this age fair to seek their help & be safe. There is one at OLAVINA HALLI just after THOKKOTTU. Good one & free.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    It is sad to note that there are no old age homes for Hindu people, where as we have so many Go Shala's for cows which are abandoned.....!!!!!?????

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  • Jd, Mlr

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    And if she is taken care by Christian institutions, there will be 'conversion 'tag.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Charles, even if you consider Shanti Avednas (Peace without pain hospices) and palliative care centers, there are a few considering the 81% Hindu population. I think they give more importance to God, building temples and worshipping cow as God. That means Janardana seve. Slowly, they will realize Jana Seveye Janardana seve, also.

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  • Jd, Mlr

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    I am not sure if there is a fitting facility of the government, but there are ngo run, government aided destitute centres. Generous minded people offer service through the NGOs, but political, communal and 'good for nothing' rowdy so called 'protectors' poke their nose even there and spoil it. Non-agenda based volunteers don't want to get tangled and stay out of it. Please call on all those punda elements, vthey are good at following who loves whom, let them love this old lady and show their love for humanity, culture and their land. Don't give comments, have wet my hands in such, so experience speaks.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    May the Almighty Bless Vishu Shetty Abundantly ...

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