Bedridden for 13 years, woman writes to Odisha CM; seeks financial help or permission to end life


A woman bedridden for the past thirteen years has written a letter to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seeking permission to end her life.

Struggling to cope with an unknown disease for 13 years, Champa Kalakura, from Sagriguda village in Naxal infested Malkangiri district has written a heart-wrenching letter to the Chief Minister.

The 23-year-old Champa sustained a severe health setback in 2006. Her limbs stopped functioning properly.

Narsinga Kalakura, Champa’s father has two sons also. A disease struck and her limbs got affected. Within a short span of time, she became immobile and bedridden. Her parents had to sell off their land to bear the medical expenses, but Champa did not get well.

The family tried their best to provide Champa with medical treatment and also took her to DHH Hospital at Koraput, Jeypore, and Hyderabad for a check-up but the cause of her illness could not be detected.

Unable to bear the pain and see her family suffer amid acute financial strain, Champa has now written a letter to CM Naveen Patnaik seeking assistance for her treatment or else permission to end her life.

Champa’s brother Bhaskar Kalakura said, “We tried Jeypore and Hyderabad for her treatment, We also went to local quack, the disease struck her when she was in class VII, if the government provides help, we can give her the best treatment.”

Narsinga Kalakura, Champa’s father said, “She is suffering from this disease since she was in Class VII. We have tried every possible treatment but with no outcome. We went to the local quack, to the hospitals in Mathili, Malkangiri DHH, Jeypore, Nabrangpur. We have exhausted all our resources. If the government lends some kind of aid, then only we can think of some further treatment.”

Source By Indiatoday


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