Guwahati: As the nationwide lockdown got imposed, Neha Sharma, a worried woman from Gurgaon, wrote to the National Commission for Women (NCW) that her father, who has a chronic heart condition, is in Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram in Northeast India, without his prescribed medicines.
The NCW quickly swung into action and sent him medicines for 15 days.
Thanking Mizoram Police and Chief Minister’s Office for their help, NCW shared this on Twitter. It said, “Neha residing in Gurgaon and her father Mr. Dinesh Kumar in Aizawl, Mizoram, wanted us to deliver medicines for her father. We’re happy because Neha & her father is happy to get the requirements on time.”
According to Neha, her 60-year-old father works with NBCC and is posted in Aizawl with her mother. He was supposed to retire this month and travel back to Delhi-NCR, which is now not possible due to the lockdown.
Ever since he got a heart attack 10 years ago, her father Dinesh Kumar Sharma is on continuous prescription of medicines which are not available in Aizawl pharmacies. Neha said that she generally sends him the medicines either through online service or Indian Post which delivers in Aizawl, however, due to the lockdown, none of the services is working.
“He is a high risk cardiac patient and I would urge you to help me through get him medicine,” Neha wrote to NCW. She also shared the details of his prescription and address.
NCW coordinated with Mizoram CMO and the state police department to get the medicines delivered to Neha’s father.
In a subsequent mail, Neha thanked NCW and wrote that she got off from a call with her father, and “he has received medicines for about 15 days”.