From our Correspondent
AZARA, May 3: The Congress Government at Dispur, which did turn a ‘generosity incarte’ for the people of the State before the recently held Assembly election in the State, does not have funds to help out a blast victim who has as many as six explosive splinters inside his body since April 2009. He has lost all hopes to get cure fully.
Dinesh Thakuria of Azara was injured in the April 6, 2009 blast at Maligaon in Guwahati. He had as many as six splinters taking shelter inside his body. He was immediately admitted to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) for treatment. The splinters, however, could not be taken out from his body. The State Government then paid Rs 50,000 as ex gratia, an amount too meagre to carry on his treatment.
Thakuria then went to a private nursing home in Guwahati for treatment, and then to Appollo Hospital in Madras on his own expenditure. Though he was cured of to an extent, the six splinters could not be taken out from his body since he could afford to spend the amount required for such a complicated treatment.
Thakuria said: “In 2010, then State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma did send a letter to the then Kamrup (M) Deputy Commissioner requesting him to ensure Rs 3 lakh from Central Assistance for the treatment of Thakuria. On October 1, 2010 the DC sent a letter to the Revenue and Disaster Magement Authority Principal Secretary seeking fincial assistance for Thakuria. The Joint Secretary of the Revenue and Disaster Magement Authority did send a letter to the PMO seeking assistance for Thakuria. However, I’m yet to get the amount sought.”