Kerala man rides 150 km to deliver medicines to 4-year-old cancer patient

A police officer and a medical sergeant worked together to deliver much-needed medicines to a young girl receiving treatment for cancer. The latter rode 150 km to make sure she got them on time. Read on for more on this heartwarming story from Kerala.Medical sergeant rode more than 150 km on his bike to deliver medicines to a 4-year-old cancer patient whose family ran out of them in late March during the ongoing lockdown.

The girl lives in Kerala’s Alappuzha district and makes a monthly trip to the Regional Cancer Centre in Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital, for chemotherapy.

But she was recently advised to temporarily take medication when the chemo unit was shut down to pre-empt coronavirus infections..

The medicines aren’t available in her district, so when her family ran out, they reached out to Antony Ratheesh, a civil police officer.

Ratheesh contacted a friend — Vishnu, a former police officer who is now a sergeant at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College — for help with getting the medicines from the Regional Cancer Centre in Thiruvananthapuram.

“Vishnu was getting ready to leave for Thiruvananthapuram (from Alappuzha) for his duty. He had planned to stay there for a week as part of his duty. I told him about the situation and he agreed to help,”