Mysuru/Shimla, July 13:- A woman from Mysuru District who has been sheltered at Himachal Hospital of Mental Health and Rehabilitation (HHMHR) from the past two years is awaiting help from Karnataka government to get back to her native Mysuru and be with her family members.
Padma, a resident from Mysuru District who has spent nearly two years at HHMHR at Boileauganj in Shimla is the woman who is desperately seeking help from the state government and health department officials to reach back to Mysuru and live with her family.
According to officials of HHMHR, Padma was sent to the hospital in Shimla from a medical college hospital at Tanda in 2016. Since then, she is under treatment at the rehabilitation centre, but doctors say she is completely cured.
“The woman is in Shimla since two years and efforts were made to reach out to her family, we have written to the Department of Family Welfare, Karnataka government and have also informed the police officials to escort her back to Mysuru,” said Dr Sanjay Pathak, Senior Medical Superintendent of HHMHR.
Speaking to CityToday Dr Sanjay Pathak said, “The woman is so desperate to return back to her native and relocate after we started efforts to establish contact with the officials in Karnataka.”
The woman has been struggling to communicate with the doctors and other officials in Shimla due to the language barrier as she only speaks Kannada. Meanwhile, it remains a mystery as to how the woman landed in Himachal Pradesh.
When CityToday contacted the Deputy Director (Mental Health) Dr Rajani over phone, she confirmed that the issue was brought to the notice of department. The woman is said to be from a village near Periyapattana in Mysuru District and the officials have been making efforts to contact her family.
Mysuru District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Basavaraju also confirmed that the officials from the health department had informed him about the woman in Shimla. He assured to track the address of this woman and meet the family members.
–Karthik K K