DOOMDOOMA, April 30 - The Tinsukia district administration came to the aid of Abani Mohan Sharma and Swapna Medhi Sharma, the parents of three-year-old boy Kabyaneel Sharma from Lachit Nagar of Rupai Siding here. The boy has been suffering from a disease called �hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia� since birth.�
The foreign manufactured medicine prescribed for the boy needs to be brought from either Chennai or Rajasthan and costs around Rs 15,000 for one hundred tablets. The boy needs 120 tablets per month. The father of the boy is a temporary worker in a brought tea leaf factory here and gets a monthly salary of Rs 4,000.�
Due to the ongoing lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the poor parents of the boy had failed to get the life-saving medicine for their son on account of their financial constraints. The story of their plight was published in�The Assam Tribune�on April 18, 2020, which drew the attention of the Tinsukia district administration.
Tinsukia Deputy Commissioner Bhaskar Pegu and Superintendent of Police Siladitya Chetia took the initiative to provide the life-saving medicine for the boy. As a result of the initiative taken by Tinsukia SP, Additional Superintendent of Police Ripunjoy Kakoti ordered 100 tablets from Rajasthan through online and handed over the medicine to the parents of the boy on Tuesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the DC entrusted the responsibility of procuring the life-saving medicine for the boy to Saroj Sonowal, executive magistrate and election officer of Tinsukia. Sonowal procured 40 tablets from a medicine wholeseller of Doomdooma and handed the tablets over to the parents of Kabyaneel on Thursday morning.
Later, talking to this correspondent, Sonowal said the Tinsukia DC is giving priority to this matter and trying to get a permanent solution to the problem as it is very difficult for the poor parents to continue such an expensive treatment for their son for a long time. Sonowal on behalf of the Deputy Commissioner thanked The Assam Tribune for highlighting the issue.�
The parents of Kabyaneel expressed gratitude to the DC and the SP for their kind gesture and also thanked�The Assam Tribune�for publishing their story.