Mangaluru, Sep 03, 2015: In another humanitarian gesture, State Health and Family Welfare Minister UT Khader, has this time played a Good Samaritan to a sick man from Kolkata who was found loitering in Kadri area and is reportedly suffering from cancer. The minister has made arrangements for the treatment of the man at the District Wenlock Hospital.
The Minister has also informed that the stranger would be admitted to the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology in Bengaluru if necessary.
The story goes as follows. A man named Shubhanker who was under treatment in Chennai, was separated from his mother for some unknown reasons and had begun wandering aimlessly. It is learnt, he arrived in the city about five days ago and was spotted in front of Kamadhenu Milk products close by the Kadri Manjunatheshwara Temple. The shop owner Harish Belchada who pitied Shubhankar offered him food and even took him to a private hospital where the staff reused to admit the stranger as he did not have any relevant document.
Harish later managed to contact Health Minister UT Khader through some acquaintances, The minister on coming to know about the matter, immediately sent a 108 ambulance to the spot where Shubhanker was and admitted him to Wenlock Hospital. He has also instructed the staff there to ensure necessary treatment to Shubhanker.
The man has so far not provided the telephone numbers of his family except the address. A diary found in his possession had the telephone numbers of some dignitaries of the region. Doctors have also found an surgery mark in his abdomen region.
The minister has informed that efforts would be made to trace the family of Shubhanker on the basis of the address provided by him which reads as Shubhankar Saha, son of the late Sameer Saha and Mrs Khatia Saha, Krishnanagar, Post Shaktinagar, Nagendra Chowdhury Road, district Nadia, PIN 741 102, West Bengal.