COVID-19 pandemic has had profound psychological and social effects and uncertainty over the future. Due to the Corona effect, the earning of especially the Daily wage earners and small businessmen, was completely disrupted making it difficult for the families to make even ends meet.
Chandrakant Raut age 43, was severely hit by the onslaught of Covid.
In March 2020 he lost all catering orders and forced to live on Savings.
They had exhausted their savings, when their 19-year-old daughter Rutuja Raut was Hospitalized in early June with a bulky pancreas with inflammation leading to Pancreatitis. Each Injection of Albumin cost them Rs 5097 which is needed regularly apart from the Hospitalization charges which have overrun 1.05Lacs.
They have been given an estimate of a further Rs 3.20 Lakhs, which is impossible for a family that was sustaining on the Sale of Vegetables before the Lockdown.
They managed to borrow from few friends and took a loan at very high-Interest rates. In this period of uncertainty, they are running from Pillar to Post to raise the 3.20 lakhs required to continue her treatment.