We read about Rinku Vishwakarma in the newspapers. Her husband,
Makeshwar Vishwakarma had been critically injured in the Kabutarkhana
blasts. She, we read, had been waiting outside the ICU at KEM
hospital, without having eaten a single morsel, with her two year old
daughter for the past two days. We requested a Midday reporter to pass
her our contact details in the event that she needed any help. A day
went by with no call. Yesterday, we got a call from her. Her daughter
was running a high fever, and she sent her back to her neighbours in
Sion to be cared. Her inlaws have come down from UP to be with her in
these times. She needed some financial help, and India Helps sent
across a small amount to tide her over these few days in the hospital
and for her daughter's medicines. Parul Sharma of the IH team will be
coordinating this case, and we will be doing a follow up visit soon.
If anyone would like to help her, please do get in touch. Right now,
as we see it, the wait is for her husband to recover, and then do a
needs assessment. Will keep you posted. Watch this space.