Chennai Cops Arrange Money for Little Girl’s Surgery

This wonderful news comes to us from Chennai, India.

35-year-old Karthik has had some bad experiences with the police when he was young. Naturally, when he saw a head constable shifting next door as his neighbor, he was not ecstatic. However, the policeman turned out to be a savior for Karthik’s family at a time when his 5-year-old daughter required a heart surgery.

Head constable of Nandambakkam, P Senthil Kumar, along with police inspector M Thangaraj, managed to arrange money to the tune of Rs 5 lakh so that Karthik’s daughter could undergo an open heart surgery at a private hospital in the city.

Karthik stays at Guduvanchery along with his wife Priyanka and his 5-year-old daughter named Kavishka. Karthik was employed in a modest capacity as a salesman with an electronic firm in Chennai but unfortunately, due to the lockdown, he was jobless.

Kanishka, his daughter, was born with a block in the heart and has been on medication since birth, having undergone three angiograms by the tender age of five. Senthil Kumar, a head constable moved to a house beside Karthik’s dwelling two years ago and soon came to know Karthik and his predicament.

Immediately before the lockdown happened, doctors treating Kanishka had advised her father that his daughter should undergo another angiogram but Karthik wanted to postpone the operation because he did not have the money. At this juncture, Senthil Kumar and his wife managed to convince Karthik that the procedure should not be delayed and gave him 30,000 rupees for the angiogram.

Kanishka’s health kept deteriorating and when Karthik took her to a local clinic, the doctors there advised that she should be taken to a hospital for open heart surgery.

Senthil Kumar says that initially Karthik was hesitant, because he thought that he was burdening the head constable, however when Senthil Kumar heard about the situation he got in touch with inspector Thangaraj. The police inspector ruled that they should help the little child, there being a well -established private hospital in the jurisdiction of the police station.

The policemen then spoke to the authorities at the hospital and soon after, collected 45,000 rupees from all the police personnel at the station. They further raised 1.25 lakh via a government welfare scheme and another 3 lakh rupees from other sponsors.

Kavishka got admitted to the hospital a month ago and went through a 7-hour surgery. Thereafter she spent the next 15 days in the ICU and the next 15 days in the general ward. She was then discharged recently. All the personnel of the police station individually visited the little girl and have offered more help.

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