The Annapoorna volunteers, who serve breakfast daily to the Ragigudda slum in JP Nagar in Bangalore, provided immediate medical attention to a tiny tot to help it from developing further complications.
The volunteers noticed that a 2-year old child suffered from intense chest infection, probably due to poor hygienic and wet conditions in the slum. They also noticed that the parents were in a very poor condition to afford even basic treatment.
The volunteers immediately stepped forward and took the child with the family to an hospital. The doctors initially provided critical care treatment, to quickly arrest the infection. Within a couple of days, the child’s health showed strong progress and the doctors suggested that the child could be discharged. However, the volunteers took extra precaution keeping in mind the unhygienic conditions in the slum, and suggested that the child remain in the hospital until total recovery. The entire recovery took a week.
The volunteers bore the entire cost including hospital charges, medicines, food for the family, etc. Further, the volunteers helped the family with good quality beds and blankets to ensure that the child is well protected from climatic vagaries in the near future.
It is commendable to note that the Annapoorna volunteers took entire care of the child and the family as their very own!