Daily wager pedals 300km to get crucial meds for 10-year-old son | India News


MYSURU: With no transport options available due to the lockdown, a 45-year-old daily-wage worker rode his rickety bicycle for 300km over four days to buy life-saving medicines for his 10-year-old son suffering from a chronic neurological problem, reports Shrinivasa M.
Anand, from Ganiganakoppalu village, about 30km from Mysuru, had to get tablets for his son on Wednesday night. Ever since his son was diagnosed with the ailment, Anand has been visiting Nimhans, Bengaluru, every two months to get tablets free of cost. Doctors have advised him not to miss even a single dose of medicine for his son as any disruption could set back the treatment plan by years.
With the lockdown throwing his scheduled visit to Nimhans in May out of gear, Anand mulled many options. He pleaded with friends to borrow a scooter, but they refused because of fears that the vehicle may be seized by cops for lockdown violations.
That was when Anand decided to pedal all the way and chose the Kanakapura route for his journey from Mysuru to Bengaluru and back home, all adding up to well over 300km.With time running out and the Wednesday deadline closing in, Anand took off on his bicycle from his village around 3am on Sunday (May 23) with Rs 600 in hand.

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