Delhi constable rescues elderly man after son abandons him due to COVID | #elderly | #seniors | #execrise
According to a PTI report, Murlidhar, the 80-year-old resident of the Old Rajendra Nagar area of Delhi, was left alone in his three-story house as his family feared contracting the virus. On Sunday, the police received a PCR call from a woman informing that her 80-year-old father, was having fever and suffering from serious health issues for the last few days. She also informed the police that she was not being able to visit her father because of COVID concerns.
Acting on her call, Delhi police constable Raju Ram visited the house to aide the elderly. However, when he reached the house, he was left shocked to see a poster pasted outside in which Murlidharan mentioned that after death his body may be handed over to police.
Meanwhile, a six-day lockdown has been imposed in the national capital to contain the rapid rise of corona cases. India reported 2,59,170 new Covid-19 cases and 1,761 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. The total cases in the country now stand at 1,53,21,089. There are 20,31,977 active cases in the country at present while 1,31,08,582 people have recovered from the disease. The death toll is at 1,80,530. As many as 12,71,29,113 people have been vaccinated so far.