For a fisherman, even a day away from the sea is a loss of daily wages. A year ago, when fisherman Devaraj met with an accident and his left leg was injured. For four months, his family – wife and two young sons – led a frugal life. Devaraj didn’t go to a doctor because of two reasons – access to a doctor was tough and he was scared of the costs of treatment. When the Hand in Hand medical camp came to his locality, Devaraj was relieved to know that it was a treatable injury. He was directed to the Government hospital where he got it operated on at minimal cost.
Devaraj is back at sea and is happy for it!