Bhubaneswar: Ollywood actor Sabyasachi Mishra, who has earned the moniker ‘Odisha’s Sonu Sood’ for making things happen for migrants during the lockdown, has turned a true messiah for the helpless, poor and downtrodden.
The recent endeavour of the engineer-turned-actor to arrange for treatment of a poor girl Kuni Panda, who has been living in excruciating pain because of unusual swelling of her right wrist has been lauded on social media.
Sabyasachi claims that he was very much pained and shocked after watching a video of Kuni’s appeal on social media for help to save her hand from being amputated.
“I was very much pained after watching the video appeal of Kuni on social media as several people had tagged me. I felt sad that her hand which was alright seven months back, had swollen to this extent because of some disease and she was suffering from unbearable pain,” said Sabyasachi.
“She had lost all hope of happiness and getting well. I didn’t have her phone number so I contacted Sandip who had uploaded her video,” he added.
He said that he then asked Sandip to visit Kuni’s place and then he had spoken to her over the phone.
“After going through her medical reports, I asked her to again visit AIIMS Bhubaneswar and I also consulted with some professors there whom I know,” Sabyasachi said.
The Ollywood actor has informed that diagnosis of Kuni’s disease at AIIMS-Bhubaneswar has started and money won’t be a constraint for her treatment and he has taken that responsibility on himself.
He said that we have to wait after completion of diagnosis of her disease and then thereafter treatment will begin.
“We should all pray for her that her hand returns to its earlier shape,” said the engineer-turned-actor.
Sabyasachi has informed that Kuni would be again visiting AIIMS on Monday for her next set of diagnosis.
Kuni is a native of Balipada village under Sadar block of Puri district. She is from a very impoverished family consisting of a widowed mother and younger brother.
She had injured her hand after it had got hit against a wall and later had also received an electric shock on the same hand. Since then there was swelling on her hand accompanied by unbearable pain.
Kuni had visited SCB and AIIMS Bhubaneswar where she was advised for surgery which would cost around Rs 1.5 lakh. Being poor she had no option but to return home.
Meanwhile, on Friday last Puri Collector has sanctioned an amount of Rs 20,000 for purpose of medical assistance for treatment of Kuni from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF).