Financial assistance given to family of elephant squad expert Dr Gopakumar

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015,19:15 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Pathanamthitta | Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today sanctioned a sum of Rs ten lakh to the family of elephant squad expert and veterinary doctor Dr Gopakumar who died while attending to tranquilise an elephant that turned violent.
The decision was taken by the Chief Minister while attending ‘Karuthal 2015,’ his Mass Contact Programme, in this district.
His family was given the amount considering his meritorious service. It was on January one this year that the incident happened. The Chief Minister also sanctioned Rs Rs 50,000 to one Prakash who got paralyzed after falling from the top of a building. It was while doing carpentry works that he fell down from a building. He is under treatment at Thiruvananthpuram medical College Hospital for the past two years. As he cannot go for work, he cannot support his family.
He also sanctioned a sum of Rs five lakh for the treatment of Laila and Saumya, both bed-ridden since birth. Official sources said doctors reported that they were physically weak as their brains had not developed. They cannot even move without others help.
They are undergoing treatment at Adoor Government hospital and Mariyam Hospital. They need Rs 3000 for medicines alone for a month. The two children are getting Rs 700 as grant every month. The RDO and officials visited their home and reported their situation.