This is the predicament of Seredevi C J, a 23-year-old woman who has lost everything she had. If she does not get to go to the hospital, then she faces the risk of losing her life.
As the flood have completely ravaged the states of Kerala, there are many people have taken refuge in medical relief camps and shelter set-up across the state. As the water recede some people are returning to their homes, while other are still stranded out there.
Four years ago, Seredevi had undergone an operation for a hole in heart and she now has to go through a follow-up which was advised to her by the doctors. Who would have imaged that she would have faced two combined threats to her life – her health and the floods.
Right now, she has her mother Paman Jaya by her side. But there is little that her mother can do to save her daughter from the dire straits that they are in. At the moment, they have taken refuge in a shelter home, as their house is filled with water and there was no drinking water as the water from the septic tank and got mixed with clean water making it contaminated.
There are around 4,000 to 5,000 people from her home town of Kozhencherry, who have taken shelter in different shelter homes in the state.
It is very crucial for her to go for the follow up. But she does not have money and she is stuck in a shelter home in Aranmula, Pathanamthitta district. Her follow up is in Thiruvananthapuram at Institute called Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology.
This is a stressful situation for both of them in these testing times. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, her anxious mother, Paman Jaya, said, “My daughter’s life is at stake and we do not have any money, even if we manage to get out of here will not be able pay for her treatment.”
Seredevi C J, who works in a private bank in Kozhencherry, Kerala, said, “My life is literally on the line. I urgently need to get out of this place and reach the Institute. If I am unable to reach there, then I will have to face severe heart complication. I am worried and don’t know if there a way out. I am penniless, but I really need the follow-up treatment.”