It would have been difficult for a mother of ailing daughter with cancer and lost her two kidneys but she was lucky that the Prime Minister and their MP was there on a two-day visit to heed their problems.
On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met 15 people from his parliamentary constituency Varanasi and one of them was the woman who sought his help to meet medical expenses for her cancer-affected daughter’s treatment.
Kalyani Mishra, who met Modi at his Ravindrapuri office, which was set up to collect petitions from people of his constituency, said she was assured all help and looks upbeat.
“The prime minister immediately dialled some officials in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), and directed them to help me on top priority. I never imagined that a prime minister can be so humble and helping,” she said misty-eyed.
While the other 14 who met the prime minister sought power and water for their villages, some complained of official apathy with regard to their problems and some sought personal help to meet some financial crisis. But Kalyani Mishra hopes her daughter would get better treatment now.
Unfortunately, she is only one among millions of people who are in need of succour to their wards’ medical problems and there is no MP of theirs who can assure similar hope.
(With inputs from IANS)