‘Ummid’ to reunite 2 recovered patients with family
   Date :26-Sep-2020

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By Abhishek Kumar
As another outcome of ‘Ummid’ campaign of Chhattisgarh State Legal Services Authority (CGSLSA), two more mentally recovered patients, who went missing from their home, will be reunited with their family members after more than a year.
Under the guidance of Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court and Patron-in-Chief of CGSLSA Justice P R Ramchandra Menon and Executive Chairman of the CGSLSA Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra, the CGSLSA will send back the two mentally recovered patients namely Murjibhai of Gujarat and Aruri Shekhar of Telangana to their native place soon. Both the patients have been cured of their mental illness at State Mental Health Hospital, Sendari in Bilaspur district.
Talking to The Hitavada, Member Secretary of CGSLSA Siddharth Aggarwal said that the CGSLSA had written a letter to Gujarat State Legal Services Authority (GSLSA) and Telangana State Legal Services Authority (TSLSA) to trace out the address and details of family members of both the patients. The CGSLSA has sent their address, name and photograph to GSLSA and TSLSA for identification.
H S Mulia, the Member Secretary of GSLSA confirmed that the address and identity of the 52-year-old Murjibhai Baujibhai. He is a resident of Kishanbada village of Vadodara district in Gujarat, while Member Secretary of the TSLSA G V Subrahmanyam confirmed the address and identity of the other 35-year-old patient Aruri Shekhar that he is a resident of Kazipet of Warangal district in Telangana.
In the letter, the Member Secretary of the GSLSA said that the family members of Murjibhai Baujibhai have shown their wiliness to take care of Murjibhai. His family members have stated that due to the present corona situation as well as economical constraints, they are not in position to pick Murjibhai from Chhattisgarh, the Member Secretary added.
In the letter, Member Secretary of the TSLSA mentioned that Aruri Shekhar’s mother Aruri Komuramma was summoned to District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Warangal office for confirmation of address and family member details of Aruri Shekhar. It was reported that Aruri Shekhar earlier took treatment for mental illness in 2016 at Asha Jyothi Rehabilitation Centre, Banjara Hills in Hyderabad. A missing complaint of Aruri Shekhar was also registered at Kazipet police station of Warangal district in 2019.
The mother of Aruri Shekhar reported that due to old-age ailments for financial constraints, she is unable to visit Chhattisgarh state to take her son. Aruri Shekhar’s mother has requested the authorities to arrange facility for sending her son to Kazipet in view of prevailing COVID-19 pandemic situation. His mother said that she will take care of her son, the Member Secretary added.
On the request of the family members of the both patients and the concerned State Legal Services Authority, the CGSLSA is likely to send back both by train to their native place on September 30, said the CGSLSA Member Secretary. Murjibhai was found missing in Bhanupratappur in Kanker district. On the order of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Kanker, Murjibhai was admitted at State Mental Health Hospital, Sendari. After treatment, Murjibhai has been cured of mental illness.
The CGSLSA has received a request for sending both back. Thereupon, CGSLSA requested Superintendent of Police Rail, Raipur for providing a constable to accompany Murjibhai and Aruri Shekhar. Tickets of both patients are being arranged by CGSLSA along with food packets. With the assistance of District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Bilaspur and Railway Magistrate, Bilaspur, their safe journeys will be ensured. The GSLSA will receive Murjibhai while the TSLSA will Aruri Shekhar, Aggarwal added.
The CGSLSA has already reunited two mentally recovered patients - Laxmi Bai of West Bengal and Sarita Devi of Bihar recently.