AIIMS For Kasaragod
AIIMS For Kasaragod
Have you ever scolded yourself or managed your child pitiably because there's no way out? So Have you ever thought about regions which aren't having medical self-reliance? Perhaps it's one of the most grave topics you should think. We've seen this topic in films and everything, but have you imagined it so close to you? India is still a country which suffers a major divide among its regions regarding medical self-reliance. And Kasaragod is one of them. This canoe shaped district is the northernmost district of Kerala, a state which claims great heights in the field of medical sciences in India.
People of Kasaragod, the northernmost district of Kerala depend heavily on Mangaluru city in neighbouring Karnataka for healthcare.
The trend, however, began to change after Karnataka unilaterally decided to close its borders with Kerala apparently to stop the spread of Covid-19 in the last two years. During that period, 24 people from the district died after they were denied entry to Mangaluru.
Besides, Kasaragod is the only district in the state that bore the brunt of Endosulfan. The aerial spraying of the pesticide on cashew plantations owned by the government's Plantations Corporation of Kerala had killed hundreds of people. Scores of babies were born with deformities who need permanent medical care.
I'm a student and enthusiastic about this just because this district is a state border region and has to rely Karnataka or the medical college of its neighbouring district, Kannur. But this dependent behaviour saw its cons during the lockdown last year. So the demand gained momentum. As we all know, AIIMS is a premier healthcare institution. If an AIIMS is established in a region, it does great to the locals. Still, days before, during the pre-parliamentary session of the Kerala Legislative Assembly, the CM said that AIIMS will be established not in Kasaragod, but in Kinaloor, a Kozhikode region. Anyone who comes to Kasaragod will surely experience the poorness of the district. So be humane, because Kasaragod needs AIIMS!