88 yr old gets shelter at Ferrargunj Old Age Home

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
31 Jul 2017

Taking a strong note of the report published in The Echo of India in its edition dated 7th July 2017, the Directorate of Social Welfare finally took steps to accommodate 88 year Paresh Chander Bepari in the Old Age Home at Ferrargunj. According to reports, Bepari, was provided all articles of daily use and shifted to Ferrargunj Home a couple of days ago. Admitted in the GB Pant Hospital since June 19, the 88 year old, discarded by his family, was provided superlative care at the hospital by doctors and paramedical staff. However, after recuperating from illness, Bepari had no place to go to spend the rest of his life as the Old Age Home at Ferrargunj was packed to capacity. Acting on the EOI reports, the Social Welfare Department managed to generate some space at the Home for Paresh Chander Bepari.
After EOI published the report of Paresh Chander Bepari, this Correspondent set out looking for a comfortable place for him to spend the rest of his life and found the Old Age Home at Ferrargunj as the only option. It was then that this Correspondent realized that the Home with a capacity of 25 was looking after 28 elderly citizens shattering her hopes for poor Bepari. The 88 year old was found lying unconscious and naked in the premises of the State Transport Bus Terminus and a newspaper boy got him admitted in the GB Pant Hospital. The 88 year old is a resident of Khudirampur, Diglipur having two daughters and a son, all of whom dumped their guardian in his old age.