ANANTAPUR: An 80-year-old man is battling for life at Hindupur District Area Hospital, but his son, a software engineer working in a Hyderabad company is unmoved by the aged man’s plight and refuses to take care of him. Even One Town police in Hindupur spoke to the techie and explained the delicate state of his father. But the man showed no sympathy or love for his farther.
Yadam Shiva Shankaraih of Chenikkayalapalli in Ramapuram in Kadapa district developed gangrene in his left leg. Unable to attend to the patient because of bad smell from the wound, the hospital staff moved the old man out of the ward. Moved by his sad condition, Muslim Nagar convener Umar Farukh Khan of Hindupur along with his team removed germs from the aged man’s affected leg, bathed him and shifted him back to the ward.
Sources said Shiva Shankaraiah has a son, Nagender, who works as software engineer in Hyderabad, and two daughters.
Recently, he suffered serious ailment due to diabetes. Gangrene was spread to his left leg and the doctors at the Kadapa hospital suggested removed of the removal of the gangrene-affected part. But. Shankariah came to Hindupur a week ago and got admitted at the district area hospital. He has been lying alone on the hospital bed with no relative to attend to him. The bad smell from the wound caused huge inconvenience to other patients.
Following a call from hospital staff, Khan, a social worker, who provides help to aged destitutes, orphans and undertakes the responsibility of disposing of bodies of unidentified persons, responded immediately. “Ants were found feeding on the gangrened part of the aged man’s leg when we arrived in the hospital,” Mr Umar Khan told this paper.
The hospital staff found no way of reaching either his relatives or friends for help as his phone was stolen. “We got the phone number of son Nagendra with the help of his father and contacted him. But Nagendra did not come forward to help his father,” Khan said.
Hindupur One Town circle inspector Bala Maddileti also spoke to the software engineer on phone and explained to him the serious condition of his father. But Nagendra refused to take care of his dying father saying that he was deserted by Shankariah when he was in intermediate....