Three brothers from Tripura’s Bishalgarh have been stranded in Kolkata for the last 2 months and are staying at a small room with only a meal a day in a small shelter. After head surgery, the elder brother is recovering amidst this uncertainty of lockdown without sufficient support and medicine.
After the elder brother Pankaj Kumar Bhowmik met with an accident in Tripura, he was bought to Kolkata for emergency surgery at the Institute of Neuro Sciences, Park Circus, Kolkata on 27th February 2020.
After a month of treatment and stay in the hospital, when Pankaj along with his two brothers Biman and Tapas Bhowmik finally decided to go home by train on 22nd March 2020. Prime Minister declared Janata Curfew on that day, canceling the train. So, they put up at a shelter near Howrah maidan.
Next, when decided they to go on 25th March 2020, the nationwide lockdown was decided from 25th March to 14th April 2020. Their ordeal started when the hotel they were living said that they cannot provide three of them any food. The three brothers were new to place without the knowledge of surrounding. After much convincing they are getting food but not sufficient for three.
Moreover, they have almost exhausted all their money in hands with uncertainty whether the lockdown is going to extend for another month, they are reaching out to everyone for their rescue. They have repeatedly appealed to the state Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who has not yet responded to their appeal.
Speaking to News Sense, Biman Bhoumik said, “We don’t know whether we are going to live long or not, with uncertainty and strange environment around and without money and help we are at the mercy of our state government”.
Howrah is declared Red Zone in West Bengal, with more COVID19 Positive cases, in such a situation it is indeed a trying time for not just this three brothers but many like them. But at the same time it is responsibility of the respective governments to assure their citizen, a positive hope atleast.