India: Fearing COVID-19, household locks selves for 15 months in Andhra

2021-07-22 14:13:34


A policeman speaks to the household after they have been ‘freed’ from the tent home.
Picture Credit score: ANI

East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh police on Wednesday rescued a household, who confined themselves to a tent home for nearly 15 months in Andhra Pradesh’s Kadali village in worry of getting contaminated by COVID-19.

In keeping with Kadali village sarpanch (head) Choppala Gurunath, Ruthamma (50), Kanthamani (32), and Rani (30) locked themselves virtually 15 months in the past when one in all their neighbour died on account of COVID-19.

The matter got here to mild when a village volunteer went to get their thumb impression for permitting a housing plot for them underneath a authorities scheme. The volunteer knowledgeable the matter to village sarpanch and others.

Talking to ANI, Gurunath mentioned, “The household of Chuttugalla Benny, his spouse, and two youngsters, have been residing right here. They have been afraid of Corona and locked themselves in the home for nearly the previous 15 months. They confined themselves to the home and locked it from inside.

Any volunteer or ASHA employee who went to that home used to return as no one was responding. Lately a few of their family knowledgeable that three individuals are locked down themselves in that home and their well being is in unhealthy situation.”

“Coming to know the matter, we rushed to this place and knowledgeable the police. Rajole Sub Inspector Krishnamachari and the workforce got here right here and rescued them. Their situation was very pathetic once they got here out. Their hair was grown with none grooming, they didn’t bathe for a lot of days. We instantly rushed them to Authorities Hospital. Now they’re present process therapy on the hospital,” he added.

In keeping with Sarpanch, the household would have died in the event that they continued in the identical approach for 2 or three extra days.

“Their matter got here to mild when our village volunteer went to their home to get their thumb impression as they have been allotted a housing website. When he known as them, they denied to come back out by saying that they’d die if they arrive out. The volunteer had knowledgeable us of the matter, and we rushed to this place. The household is staying contained in the small tent, they even attended the character calls inside that small tent. Now we have shifted them to hospitals with the assistance of villagers and the police. Now they’re present process medical therapy,” he mentioned.

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