Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) In a humanitarian gesture, a police officer in Hyderabad paid Rs 20,000 from his pocket for the emergency surgery of a man from Himachal Pradesh who got stranded here due to the lockdown.
B.L. Laxminarayan Reddy, inspector and Station House Officer of Kukatpally police station under Cyberabad police commissionerate, not only got Lalit Kumar admitted to a private hospital but also paid the hospital bill from his pocket.
Lalit Kumar, a resident of Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh, was stranded due to the lockdown at Kukatpally here and was in need of medical surgery. He approached the police and the inspector came forward to get him admitted to Omni Hospital.
Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatreya and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur appreciated the police officer’s kind gesture.
Dattatraya, who hails from Hyderabad, spoke to Laxminarayan Reddy over phone and lauded him for the immediate help he rendered to the man in distress. He said that the official’s action is an inspiration to all.
Himachal Pradesh chief minister sent a letter to Laxminarayan Reddy. “This act was a great gesture on your part and I appreciate your exemplary effort. Your deed is an inspiration to all the persons involved in the fight against covid-19,” Thakur wrote.
“Your concern beyond humanity towards Mr Lalit who got stranded due to lockdown really deserves this appreciation. Admitting him at hospital and supporting financially on your own, proves once again that police are there to reach every needy. Proud of you dear SHO, Kukatpally,” tweeted Telangana Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy, who also posted Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister’s letter of appreciation for the police official.